UPDATED 12:27 PM PT – Monday, July 15 , 2019
President Trump recently highlighted the success of the nation’s manufacturing sector, while hosting a ‘Made in America’ product showcase.
During an event at the White House Monday, the president said manufacturing jobs have peaked to 600,000 since he was elected and called it “an extraordinary resurgence.” He also pointed out auto plants are being built and expanded throughout the nation, and we are “reawakening our industrial might.”
The president noted nobody in the history of the country has stood up for the worker like he has, and urged Congress to ratify the USMCA trade deal.
After giving remarks, President Trump signed an executive order requiring 95-percent of steel and iron used in federal contracts to come from U.S. firms. The move will substantially raise the current threshold of 50-percent , which was first set by then-president Dwight Eisenhower’ back in the 1954. According to White House Trade adviser Peter Navarro, the president will also be “recommending raising the threshold for all other products to 55-percent.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 15, 2019