Trump touts America First at Boeing tour

By Bonnie K. Goodman

President Donald Trump emphasized his America First economic policy as he visited the Boeing plant North Charleston, South Carolina, Friday, February 17, 2017. Trump came to view their new 787 Dreamliner, and praise companies like Boeing, who are keeping their manufacturing plants in the US and employing American workers.

Trump has made an America First economy a priority of his administration and the theme was an integral part of his inaugural address. The president wants companies to come back or retain their manufacturing plants in the United States, employ American workers and use American materials thus limiting imports and the reliance on outsourcing or foreign plants. President Trump believes the made in America will increase jobs for the blue workers, who helped elect him to the presidency and who were forgotten during the economic recovery.

In his remarks at the plant, President Trump reiterated his policy, while praising his hosts, Boeing. Trump said, “We’re here today to celebrate American engineering and American manufacturing. We’re also here today to celebrate jobs. Jobs. This plane as you know was built right here in the great state of South Carolina.” Continuing the president said, “Our goal as a nation must be to rely less on imports and more on products made here in the U.S.A. Right here in the U.S.A.”

President Trump also lifted his America First policy to a high patriotic duty, expressing, “You’ve heard me say it before, and I will say it again, from now on it’s going to be America first. Working together as a unit there is nothing we cannot accomplish. No task too large. No dream too great. No goal beyond our reach. Just like you built this incredible airplane behind me.”

Source: ABC News Radio Online


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