President Donald Trump, while returning to Washington Saturday afternoon, tweeted a series of messages about the G7 summit he'd just left in Italy, as well as notes about a push for the removal "of all trade-distorting practices" and a promise for jobs as a result of his Middle East deals.
In the first pair of tweets,Trump said there were "great meetings on trade" and called for nations to "foster a truly level playing field" when it comes to trade:
Trump followed those up with a second pair of tweets, with one promising "major action if necessary" following an anticipated analysis of the nation's steel and aluminum industries, to be released by the U.S. Commerce Department next month.
Earlier this week, chief executive officers for America's largest steelmakers warned during a public hearing about the impact of steel imports that the United States needs to build its defenses against cheap steel imports.
The meeting was part of the a Section 232 investigation Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross launched concerning the effects imported steel has on national security. The section, which is part of the 55-year-old Trade Expansion Act, has been used in numerous probes since the 1980s.
Ross said his department plans to finish its investigation before the end of June, and present a report well before the 270-day deadline usually set for a Section 232 probe is over.
Trump on Saturday also tweeted that his trip will mean 'JOBS, JOBS, JOBS' following his deal-clinching trip to the Middle East:
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