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Donald Trump Uses Foreign Steel in His Buildings

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Last week in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump told workers that U.S. and Pennsylvania steel would again be used to build the skyscrapers of America, "just like Pennsylvania steel built the Empire State Building."

But Donald Trump doesn't build with steel or aluminum produced by U.S. workers. Instead, he spends millions of dollars on building supplies in China.

A Newsweek investigation revealed that "[Donald] Trump has been stiffing American steel workers on his own construction projects for years, choosing to deprive untold millions of dollars from four key electoral swing states and instead directing it to China – the country whose trade practices have helped decimate the once-powerful industrial center of the United States."

The report found that in at least two of Trump's last three construction projects – his Las Vegas hotel and his hotel in Chicago – Trump opted to purchase his steel and aluminum from Chinese manufacturers rather than U.S. corporations based in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. It concludes that Trump "is not someone who ever attempted to lead by example by only buying products made in America."

Read the full report here.

Watch Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald discuss his findings on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell here.