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Trump: US Needs ‘Better Deal’ Before Approving Keystone Pipeline

Donald Trump isn’t a fan of the Keystone pipeline deal. He believes the United States needs to reach a better deal before approving it.

“We have really great-quality oil. Higher than Canada. You know, they have the tar sands, which is a problem, for them; very expensive to get it out. We have great stuff,” Trump said.

“So I would approve it, because I love the jobs of building it, I love the jobs of building it, but I may just say, ‘Maybe we should get 10 percent, 15 percent, maybe 20 percent as that oil flows,’” he continued.

The Hill reports:

Keystone’s supporters say the United States would greatly benefit from the project, which would bring thousands of jobs, economic development and lower energy prices.

But Democrats and others have said Canada would be the main beneficiary.

Obama said in December that “it’s not even going to be a nominal benefit to U.S. consumers” but would be a major boon to Canada’s oil sector.

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