The Trump administration launched a three-week messaging campaign Monday, the first week aimed at promoting American manufacturing. To kick-off the campaign, President Trump hosted an event at the White House which showcased items produced by U.S. companies from all 50 states.
During the event, the president gave a speech, providing information about the administration’s plans to benefit American workers.
“When we purchase products made in the USA, the profits stay here, the revenue stays here and the jobs — probably most importantly of all — they stay right here in the USA,” Trump said during the speech.
Trump said the U.S. would be renegotiating trade deals, while admonishing former administrations for making bad deals in the past.
“For decades, Washington has allowed other nations to wipe out millions of American jobs through unfair trade practices,” Trump said. “What we’re going to be doing over the next six months will be incredible.”
Trump indicated that tax reform is still an important factor in job creation.
“We must lower the tax on business,” he said, noting the GOP’s focus on repealing Obamacare, which he says would contribute to economic growth.
He acknowledged the difficulties in getting a replacement bill, but remained confident that a bill would pass.
“The Republican senators are great people, but they have a lot of different states,” he said. “Some states need this, some states need that, but we’re getting it together and it’s going to happen.”
The president says it’s time for a new policy defined by two simple rules: buy American and hire American.
You can see the president’s speech below:
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