President Donald Trump made a visit to the Boeing plant in South Carolina to honor the aircraft company’s new 787-10 Dreamliner jet. He also took the occasion to reaffirm his pledge to bring jobs back to America.
During the event, he declared: “As your president, I’m going to do everything I can to unleash the power of the American spirit and to put our great people back to work.”
The new airliner served as backdrop for the President’s speech.
“The name says it all. Dreamliner. Great name! Our country is all about making dreams come true,” he said.
At this point in his speech, President Trump reiterated is jobs agenda, saying, “This is our mantra, buy American and hire American. We want products made in America, made by American hands.”
As the President mounted the stage, the audience of factory workers and supporters chanted “U-S-A!”
Mr. Trump mentioned that a big order of Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornets might be made, although he confessed that Boeing Boss Dennis Muilenburg was a “tough negotiator.”
The president also made a promise to ensure that the U.S. armed forces was properly equipped, citing the South Carolina as the home state of a large number of American servicemen.
Reinforcing his vow to rebuild the U.S. military, Trump said: “As George Washington said, ‘Being prepared for war is the best way to prevent it. Peace through strength. We build a military might so great — and we are going to do that — that none will dare to challenge it.”