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United Steelworkers Union: Trump Has Failed to Protect Jobs

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By    |   Tuesday, 16 January 2018 03:15 PM

The United Steelworkers is "terribly disappointed" with President Donald Trump, the union's President Leo Gerard told CNN on Tuesday.

Gerard said that U.S. workers are in some ways worse off now than they were a year ago, and Trump has done nothing to protect American jobs since he took office.

"We're terribly disappointed and hugely frustrated," said Gerard, who was at the president's side last April when Trump announced investigations into steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries and predicted that he would take action by the summer.

However, the administration has not made any moves regarding those probes.

Although Trump continues to criticize China's trade abuses and his national security strategy emphasizes Beijing's economic threat, his administration has not revealed a cohesive plan to confront it.

Trump himself has admitted that he has not been as tough on Beijing as he promised, telling The New York Times in a recent interview that "China's hurting us very badly on trade, but I have been soft on China because the only thing more important to me than trade is war, OK. If they're helping me with North Korea, I can look at trade a little bit differently, at least for a period of time."

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