How Trump's 'Buy American' order could play out

Washington • When President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, he sent a characteristically blunt message. “The policy of our government,” Trump declared, “is to aggressively promote and use American-made goods.” For too long, he complained, American companies that have bid on U.S. government contracts — for work ranging from building roads to supplying computer equipment — have unfairly lost out to foreign competitors. “The result has been countless jobs and c...

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