POTUS signed the aluminum order at the Resolute Desk, promising to return American aluminum to its former glory. There were 14 people arrayed behind him, aluminum firm executives (ALCOA represented), aluminum industry association types, members of Congress, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
POTUS said it would be "absolutely insane" for the United States to rely on foreign producers for aluminum needed for national security applications.
POTUS on Ross: "He is quickly demonstrating to the entire world that we're serious about protecting our jobs and industries like aluminum."
POTUS on the aluminum industry: "I'd like to get it to be where it was or even beyond if that's possible."
The industry has been "severely damaged by unfair foreign trade. Cheap subsidized foreign exports have flooded into the market, destroying thousands of great American jobs."
Upon signing the order, he provided the pen to Ross, and the entourage standing behind the Resolute Desk applauded.
He ignored a question about Michael Flynn, looking up at the media and offering the traditional curtain-lowering "thank you!'