Trump Tabs DiMicco as Trade Advisor

Written by Tim Triplett

Dan DiMicco, former CEO of Nucor Corp., has been appointed to a four-year term as a member of President Trump’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, the White House announced in a Dec. 4 release.

DiMicco, who retired from Nucor, is a former trade advisor to the Trump campaign and serves as chairman of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, which claims to be “Washington’s leading organization fighting for a new trade policy to deliver balanced trade, restored health for American industries, broadly shared economic growth and more jobs for American workers.”

DiMicco was an early Trump supporter, especially on issues of fair trade. As head of Nucor, his was among the loudest voices calling for restrictions on low-priced steel imports from China and other countries.

Commenting on the contentious NAFTA negotiations in a recent Bloomberg article, the former steel executive said, “If we can’t negotiate a deal to make trade more balanced, the only option is to walk away.”

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