President Donald J. Trump’s pick, Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director Friday, July 21, 2017. Scaramucci responds to the White House Press during his first briefing in Washington DC, the United States of America.
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The White House
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Made In America
WASHINGTON DC – Press Briefing with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at the White House in Washington DC, USA.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday, July 21, 2017 following the appointment of well-speaking, Harvard educated lawyer and wealthy financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, according to a White House official.
“Spicer’s abrupt and angry departure — which caught even senior West Wing staffers by surprise,” according to a White House official, “reflects the latest upheaval in a White House that has been consumed by staff infighting and chaos almost from the day President Donald J. Trump took office.
However, Spicer said that he resigned to give President Trump a “clean slate” to move forward. In a message on Twitter, Spicer added he will serve in his post until the end of August.
When asked if he had any regrets, Spicer answered: “None.”
President Trump officially offered the position to Scaramucci, whom the president has become closer to in recent weeks, at a meeting with senior staff in the Oval Office on Friday morning. Thursday, July 20th Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Scaramucci and President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, also huddled privately in the White House Oval Office to discuss Scaramucci’s new role.
Let’s face it, President Trump now really needs a communications director with professional legal and financing experiences, because those are the arenas where the international press are trying to breach the administrations credibility most. Slander and witches hunting you is always, always about the money be they neighbors, friends or sometimes family.
On Friday morning, the White House West Wing scrambled to present a united public front, despite Spicer’s abrupt and angry departure that caught even senior West Wing staffers by surprise. Priebus called a private meeting of the White House communications staff, making it clear that Spicer, who is expected to help Scaramucci transition into the role, is leaving to give the new communications director “a clean slate,” according to someone briefed on the meeting.
During the meeting, according to sources, Reince Priebus tried to play down all tensions with Scaramucci, saying the two have known each other for a long time, and Scaramucci told his new team that he is not a “top down” manager, this person said.
Scaramucci and Spicer also hugged, it is being reported.
Scaramucci has previously had a very tense and fraught relationship with both the White House chief of staff Priebus and Spicer, both vehemently objected to President Trump’s decision to install Scaramucci in the top White House communications job. Priebus previously blocked the Scaramucci, the financier, from several other top administration House roles.
The media shake-up comes amid intensifying tumult at the White House as Trump moves to respond to the widening special counsel probe into his campaign’s possible collusion with the Russian government and searches for ways to revive the administration’s stalled legislative agenda. Scaramucci, having Harvard attorney skills, had been in talks with the president and senior staff all week.
“The President wanted to bring on some folks, to add to the team. They were great,” former secretary Spicer said in a brief interview today. “This is something you dream of. I can’t thank the president enough.”
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President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
WASHINGTON DC – In the morning on Friday, July 21, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing in the White House Oval Office. President Trump will then participate in a credentials ceremony for newly appointed Ambassadors to Washington, D.C. in the Oval Office. In the afternoon, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will visit with survivors from the USS Arizona in the Oval Office.
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Vice President Mike Pence of the United States of America
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
WASHINGTON DC – Vice President Mike Pence of the United States of America hosts a Roundtable Discussion at the White House on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Washington DC, USA. In the afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence will join President Trump in t he Oval Office when the survivors from the USS Arizona visit the White House.
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President Donald J. Trump Is Bullish On Made In America
WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump hosted companies from across the United States of America at the White House for the Made in America Product Showcase in Washington DC, USA on, Made in America Weeks, Monday July 17, 2017 at 3:40 PM.
Today, once again we saw and heard why Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States of America. What citizen of America wouldn’t want a US President to make their business success and financial well-being his priority? It just makes sense. American greatness must be first again. No other nation-state. In two years, the United States of America can be better, greater and nicer. National priority must be given to supporting producers of items, manufacturing, training and the development of young crafts-persons, handy-men and handy-women must begin their surge toward greatness. Being creative while also being smart innovators and producers of interesting inventions will be a game changer for the United States of America. It is our time to be the priority of an American President.
So heartfelt were his words, the President for a very, very brief moment fought back tears, being unable to speak. Motioning he would then sign a document.
If anyone appreciates the craftsmanship of an American worker, it would have to be a former builder of American real estate, it is President Trump. The East Room was filled with the products and business owners of the United States of America. No one will ever be able to say, President Trump did not believe in the greatness of citizens in the United States of America and businesses of the nation. After delivering his very heartfelt remarks, President Trump had to non-verbally indicate he would be signing an executive order to make American trade his personal first priority.
I have a suggestion. Let us soften our hearts to the points that we can forgive all political miss-steps long enough to soar above the global conflict of the world together. This is a doable suggestion. Love never fails. The sincerity of President Trump’s ambitions to help Americans increase in wealth is to be applauded. Now, we need to simply adjust our thinking about health care such that the Affordable care act can be adjusted not reinvented. Miracles happen every moment. Just watch and be expectant about saving lives.
President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America after heartfelt remarks as Vice President Mike Pence and guest listened, in the White House East Room, during the Made in America Product Showcase in Washington DC, USA, Made in America Weeks on Monday, July 17, 2017.
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The President of the United States of America
President Donald J. Trump at Made in America Product Showcase
3:54 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
“Thank you, Mike. And you know, Mike, it is true that, as I walked through the halls, we saw so many great companies, but the gentleman who was in charge of Omaha Beef — they do beef — he hugged me, he wanted to kiss me so badly. (Laughter.) Because he said, our business is a whole different business now because you got China approved; the other administrations couldn’t even come close. And I told him, you know how long it took? One sentence. I said, President Xi, we’d love to sell beef back in China again. He said, you can do that. That was the end of that. Right? (Applause.) Sonny. The great Sonny Perdue. (Applause.) So we’re very happy.
But we’re here today to celebrate American manufacturing and to showcase the amazing products from all 50 states, made in the USA. Remember in the old days they used to have “Made in the USA,” “Made in America?” But made in the USA. We’re going to start doing that again. We’re going to put that brand on our product because it means it’s the best.
In just a few months and moments, I will say what we’ve done over a short period of time and what we’re going to be doing over the next six months will be incredible. We’ve signed more bills — and I’m talking about through the legislature — than any President ever. For a while, Harry Truman had us, and now I think we have everybody, Mike. I better say “think,” otherwise they’ll give me a Pinocchio — (Laughter.) — and I don’t like those — I don’t like Pinocchios. (Laughter.)
In just a few moments, I’ll be signing a Presidential Proclamation to launch “Made in America Week” and to make today “Made in America Day.”
We are thrilled to be joined today by so many incredible members of my Cabinet. Every member of my administration shares the same goal: to provide a level playing field for American workers and for American industry. (Applause.) And we are providing it much faster than other countries would like. So it’s been really a pleasure.
We want to build, create, and grow more products in our country using American labor, American goods, and American grit. When we purchase products made in the USA, the profits stay here, the revenue stays here, and the jobs — maybe most importantly of all — they stay right here in the USA. (Applause.)
In the audience today we have skilled workers, we have business leaders whose American-made goods we are proudly displaying all over the White House and outside. I saw fire engines. I saw tractors from Caterpillar. I saw some incredible machinery. Make it right here. We thank you for being here. We’re honored to showcase your creations. And I will say, they’ve really taken on, and some of you have built names that I know of for so long. And its — congratulations. Right? You in particular. What a great job you’ve done. Thank you very much. And I saw you on television this morning. You were fantastic. I don’t know what you’re doing, exactly, but you could always have a second career. (Laughter.) You did a great job. Thank you very much.
American workers, farmers, and innovators are really the best in the world — we know that. And what we’re doing [with] that is we’re displaying those talents. You construct and harvest the products that fill our homes, feed our families, and defend our nation, and enrich our lives. I want to make a pledge to each and every one of you: No longer are we going to allow other countries to break the rules, steal our jobs, and drain our wealth — and it has been drained. It has been drained. (Applause.)
You’re going to see a lot of things happening over the next six months — you know, statutorily and through a lot of different legal — through the legal process. It takes a while to get it set so that you’re allowed to do it. You’re not allowed to do, but we’ve now mostly fulfilled all of that. And over the next short period of time, you’re going to see things announced that you won’t even believe for our country and for selling product in our country and making product in our country, and things that are great for American jobs. You’re going to be seeing that happening really quickly because we are totally set up, and the hard part now is done. It is a long, horrible process, but we’re going to also get rid of some of that process for the future. But we’re going to stand up for our companies and, maybe most importantly, for our workers.
For decades, Washington has allowed other nations to wipe out millions of American jobs through unfair trade practices. Wait until you see what’s up for you. You are going to be so happy. This painful exodus of American jobs — and I’ve been talking about it for years — was also marked by a period of sluggish growth, falling incomes, surging welfare, and shrinking participation in the workforce. Clearly, it’s time for a new policy — one defined by two simple rules: We will buy American and we will hire American. Right, Governor? (Applause.)
My administration is removing the burdens and regulations on your companies so that you can compete, thrive, and grow. How many of you have noticed this so far? Because it’s a big, big difference, right? That’s a big, big difference. The people are coming up to me — they can’t even believe it. We took the farmer’s land away. We took the homebuilder’s land away. They have their land back now, and they’re building homes and they’re farming their farms, and it’s a beautiful thing to see. And they’re so thankful.
So a lot of those regulations have been taken off; the rest are coming off. And, by the way, we will have better protection than we’ve ever had, but we’ll also have something where you don’t have to wait 15 years for a permit and then when you go to the board, you lose. And that’s a big portion of your life wiped out waiting for a permit. We’re not going to let that happen.
“Liberty, as the handmaiden of protection”
But for our nation to really prosper, we must lower the tax on business — one of the highest in the world — and we must repeal job-killing Obamacare. We have to do that. (Applause.) And I can tell you, we hope John McCain gets better very soon because we miss him. He’s a crusty voice in Washington. Plus, we need his vote. (Laughter.) And he’ll be back. And he will be back sooner than somebody else would be back. He’ll be back soon.
“We have to look at our nation first.”
But we need that vote. And we need a number of votes because we do have to repeal Obamacare, and we will end up replacing it with something that is going to be outstanding — far, far better than failing Obamacare where premiums have gone up, in some cases over 200 percent this year; where every single element of it is bad, and the insurance companies, by the way, are fleeing, so people have — in some states you have no insurance companies.
And we have some governors here, and we have senators here, and we have congressmen here, and women — and I will tell you, it’s a very, very hard time they’re having with the Obamacare situation. So we’re going to get that done, and I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people. But they’re pushing very hard. The Republican senators are great people, but they have a lot of different states. Some states need this, some states need that. But we’re getting it together, and it’s going to happen. Right, Mike?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Yes, sir.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: I think. (Laughter and Applause.) And when it does happen, that will be a big day in America, believe me. A big day in America.
But we must also fight the unfair trade practices that have gutted our industry, and that includes cracking down on the predatory online sales of foreign goods, which is absolutely killing our shoppers and our shopping centers. If you look at what’s going on with shopping centers and stores and jobs in stores, it’s been very, very tough for them. They’ve had a very hard time. Closing at numbers and records that have never been seen before. So we have to stop that — the online predatory practices.
Since the beginning of the year, we have already created over 50,000 brand-new manufacturing jobs, and we’re just getting started. We will lift our citizens from welfare to work. We will turn boarded-up communities into new outposts of American commerce. And we will once again rediscover our heritage as a manufacturing nation. We used to be a manufacturing nation. Not so much anymore. But I will tell you, if you look at Michigan, if you look at some states that have really moved — you know, in Pennsylvania, two weeks ago they opened the mine — the first mine that was opened in decades. Opened a mine.
And you know all the people that were saying the mining jobs? Well, we picked up 45,000 mining jobs in a very short period of time. And everybody was saying, well, you won’t get any mining jobs. We picked up 45,000 mining jobs, and the miners are very happy with Trump and with Pence. And we’re very proud of that. But that’s just the beginning. We have jobs coming from all over.
Restoring American manufacturing will not only restore our wealth, it will restore our pride and pride in ourselves. It will revitalize our independence, and it will rebuild the bonds of kinship between our communities and our citizens, which has been lagging, wouldn’t you say?
For most of our nation’s history, American — and we see this — American Presidents have understood that in order to protect our economy and our security, we must protect our industry. And much of that comes at the border. George Washington encouraged Americans to produce their own goods so that our young nation could become truly independent.
President James Garfield said, of our nation’s manufacturers, that, “to them the country owes the splendor of the position it holds before the world” — meaning, protect us.
Theodore Roosevelt declared in his first message to Congress that “reciprocity” — my favorite word, reciprocity — because we have countries that charge us 100 percent tax on a product, and when that product is sold by them to us, we brilliantly charge them nothing. And people say, oh, that’s free trade. No, that’s stupid trade. That’s really stupid trade. (Applause.)
“It’s no far to the United States of America”
It’s incredible. You’ll actually have people who — “No, we can’t do that. That’s free trade.” It’s just — that’s so incredible, but what are you going to do. (Laughter.) Oh, what happens in Washington, you just wouldn’t believe the things.
But “reciprocity must be treated as the handmaiden of protection.” And William McKinley proclaimed that “we ought to take care of our own nation and her industries first.” We have to look at our nation first for a change. We’ve been looking the other way for a long, long time. And if you look at what’s going on or the success of other nations — even in Europe — you look at some of those countries, one in particular, it’s not fair to the United States.
And that’s why I’m here, and I believe it’s one of the primary reasons you elected me and Mike. I mean, that’s why we’re here. And I think you’re going to see a big, big — I don’t think — I don’t think — I know you’re going to see one of the great differences, and you’re already seeing it, but it’s going to get more so and more so. And we’re going to end up having a level playing field.
I don’t want to say any more than level. But if the playing field were slanted like a little bit toward us, I’d accept that also. Okay? (Applause.)
“That’s why I’m here.”
“You’re going to see the great difference.”
So, once again, we will celebrate craftsmen, producers, and innovators like the incredible men and women in this room today. We will protect our workers, promote our industry, and be proud of our history because we will put America first. America will be first again. We will make America great again. Remember that. (Applause.) And we’ll meet in this same room in a year and in two years, and you’ll see what happened.
Thank you for all being here. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you very much. Thank you, thank you. (Applause.)
(The President moves to the signing desk.)
So this is being signed in honor of Made in America Day and Made in America Week, and soon we’re going to have Made in America Decades. We’re going to have a lot of tremendous success, and it’s already just starting to kick in.
You see it with the job numbers. You see it with the stock market, which hit an all-time high every day for quite a while now. You see it with so many other things. And most importantly perhaps, you see it with the manufacturers. Their level of enthusiasm is greater now than at any time since they’ve been taking this type of poll, and I believe it’s 28 years old. So people are enthused. Are you all enthused? (Applause.)
Thank you all for being here.
(The document is signed.)
“Once again we will celebrate craftsman, producers, innovators and the incredible men and women in this room today.”
Karen Ann Carr
What citizen of America wouldn’t want a US President to make their business and financial well-being his priority?
Karen Ann Carr
The White House is celebrating each state’s effort and commitment to American made products by bringing in and showing off products from all 50 states, which are produced in the United States. Attendees include:
|Alaska||Alaska Bowl Company||Bowls|
|Arizona||PING Golf||Golf clubs|
|California||The California Wine Institute||Wine|
|Colorado||Gordon Signs||Neon signs|
|Delaware||ILC Dover LP||NASA space suit|
|Georgia||Chick Fil A||Food|
|Hawaii||Koloa Rum Co.||Rum|
|Idaho||Boise Cascade Company||Engineered wood floors|
|Iowa||RMA Armament||Body armor, dummies|
|Kentucky||Campbellsville Apparel Company||Apparel|
|Louisiana||Marucci Sports||Baseball bats|
|Maryland||Eddie Heath’s Crab Pots||Crab pot manufacturer|
|Massachusetts||St. Pierre Manufacturing Corporation||Horseshoes|
|Minnesota||Faribault Woolen Mill||Wool blankets|
|Mississippi||Taylor Machine Works||Forklift|
|Missouri||Beehler Corporation||Door hinges|
|Montana||Simms Fishing||Fishing gear|
|Nebraska||Greater Omaha Packing||Beef|
|New Hampshire||Cider Belly Doughnuts||Doughnut company|
|New Jersey||Campbells Soup||Soup|
|New Mexico||Desert Plastics||Plastic Manufacturer|
|North Dakota||Dakota Outerwear Co.||Military outerwear manufacturer|
|Ohio||Bully Tools||Shovels, rakes, hoes etc.|
|Oregon||Leupold and Stevens||Sights and scopes|
|Rhode Island||Narragansett Brewing Company||Beer|
|South Carolina||Casual Cushion Company||Cushions|
|South Dakota||K Bar J Leather||Shotgun chaps|
|Texas||Stetson Hats||Cowboy hats|
|Utah||Colonial Flag Company||Flags|
|Vermont||Dubie Family Maple||Maple syrup|
|Virginia||National Capital Flag Company||Flags|
|Washington||Liberty Bottleworks||Water bottles|
|West Virginia||Homer Laughlin China Company||Iconic fiesta line of china|
|Wisconsin||Pierce Manufacturing||Two firetrucks|
|Wyoming||Aviat Aircraft||Model aircraft|
Incredible workers and companies produce products for world consumption have set global standards for quality and craftsmanship and safety for decades. Gifted and skilled tradespeople of the United States of America, for too long have been forgotten by every nation other than Canada, Americas most faithful trade partners.
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE
INTRODUCING PRESIDENT TRUMP
AT A MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCT SHOWCASE
The East Room
3:51 P.M. EDT
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: Well, good afternoon. Members of the Cabinet, distinguished members of Congress, and all these incredible representatives of American business from all 50 states, and our honored guests, on behalf of the President and the First Family, welcome to the White House. (Applause.)
And thanks to the leadership of a President who believes in American manufacturing, welcome to Made in America Week here in our Nation’s Capital. (Applause.)
It’s the greatest privilege of my life to serve as Vice President to a President who always puts America First and puts American manufacturing first.
Our President knows that America is a nation of dreamers and doers, a nation of producers and growers and makers. And since the very first day of this administration, we’ve taken decisive action to promote and protect what he calls those three beautiful words: Made in America. (Applause.)
In fact, this President has signed more laws slashing through federal red tape than any President in American history. (Applause.)
Under President Trump’s leadership, we’ve been fighting for trade that’s both free and fair so that American businesses and American workers can compete and win with companies anywhere in the world. In fact, as we were just talking down the hallway, just last month, thanks to the President’s leadership, American beef is now being shipped to China for the first time in 13 years. (Applause.)
We’ve been unleashing American-made energy, rolling back the Clean Power Plan, approving the Keystone and Dakota pipelines. And when he did so, President Donald Trump took executive action to make sure that new pipelines in America would be built by American workers using American steel. (Applause.)
Thanks to the President’s leadership, American manufacturers haven’t been this optimistic in more than two decades. And the confidence of American farmers is soaring to near-record levels, and we’re going to continue to fight every day to ensure that our country continues to make the best machines, grow the best food, and design the best technology because President Donald Trump knows that Made in America will Make America Great Again. (Applause.)
So with gratitude for his leadership and admiration for his unwavering confidence in the boundless capacity of the American people, it is now my high honor and distinct privilege to introduce to all of you, the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump. (Applause.)
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President Donald J. Trump Makes an Announcement Regarding a Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative
President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America at Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative Announcement
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
WASHINGTON DC – USA President Donald J. Trump makes an announcement regarding a Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative at the White House in Roosevelt Room, Washington DC, USA on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
As President Trump stood beneath the portrait of Teddy Roosevelt in the White House Roosevelt Room, he announced Merck, Pfizer and Corning had created a new partnership to manufacture glass packaging for medication in the United States of America. Merck, Pfizer and Corning have established a consortium for the purposes of manufacturing glass that would be used for delivering pharmaceutical products to patients.
Merck CEO Ken Frazier, Pfizer CEO Ian Reed, and Corning CEO Wendell Weeks took turns speaking next. As Weeks concluded his remarks, he said, “Sometimes I think it’s better to show than to tell.” Weeks then invited President Trump to join him at the display to demonstrate the value of the new glass product.
Weeks compared a conventional pharmaceutical glass vial to Corning’s Valor Glass product. Corning’s Valor Glass product is very difficult to break. Each product was in its own vise-like contraption linked to a metered lever that recorded the pressure exerted against the glass.
President Trump was directed to push down on the lever of the conventional glass product that broke quite easily. President Trump placed a lot of pressure on the vial being used in the medical industry. Just as the glass item began to fail, President Trump was asked to stop. “Pretty strong,” President Trump said. “You ain’t seen strong yet,” Weeks replied, prompting a roar of laughter from the execs.
Weeks told President Trump to then do the same thing to the Corning Valor Glass but encouraged him to not “be afraid to lean into it.”
A grimacing President Trump pushed down the lever using both hands, prompting Weeks to joke, “really, come on, it’s not a test of manhood.” With all of his might, President Trump tried to break the glass exerting more and more pounds of force on the vial. The most important thing was, the glass withheld the pressure and did not break.
Yes, the vial did not break, despite President Trump’s 1000 pounds of best efforts. “Whoa,” Weeks exclaimed. The participants began applauding and President Trump looked up and smiled in each direction.
A television display showed President Trump exerted about ten times as much force on the Valor Glass than he did on the conventional glass.
Week then said, “The important thing is, that Valor Glass vial is still intact and protecting the vial ingredients inside.”
Weeks then informed President Trump that exerting 1,000 pounds of pressure was about equal to a punch from a professional boxer.
“People never knew that about me,” President Trump joked.
“Some of us knew,” an unidentified man countered in response.
President Trump then congratulated the execs again, shook their hands and the event wrapped up.
As President Trump exerted 1000 pounds of force on the Valor glass vial that would normally break, during a physics demonstration a White House doctor stood ready an arm’s length away.
Pharmaceutical industry executives, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, White House aide Reed Cordish, and others observed President Trump endeavoring to break the item made of the new glass. Products were displayed on a laboratory-type table.
“This is what we call ‘Made in America,” President Trump proclaimed, congratulating the executives on their announcement. “We’re continuing our celebration of American manufacturing — it’s been something very important to us.” Made in the USA, made in America.”
The Trump administration has relaxed regulations that encouraged the alliance to remain in the USA during the manufacturing process. Appropriately, President Trump tribute his administration for the companies’ decision to produce jobs in the United States of America.
“I know they wouldn’t have done it under another administration, I feel confident,” President Trump said.
President Trump said Merck, Pfizer and Corning are committing $500 million to the venture off the bat, which will help create 1,000 jobs across plants in NY, NJ and the southeastern U.S. Eventually, President Trump said the venture would amount to $4 billion. The glass packaging will help deliver inject-able drugs, vials, and cartridges to ill patients.
Merck, Pfizer and Corning believe the glass packaging might expand access to safer medication and vaccines, enabling healthcare workers to worry less about “vial breaking,” which is a tremendous problem.
More announcements related to the glass products “over the next two months” will be coming, from President Trump, Dr.Price and the FDA.
“Every day, we’re fighting to bring back our jobs, to restore our industry, and to put America first — or as you’ve heard, make America great again — that’s exactly what we’re doing,” President Trump said. “Some people have head that expression, it’s been fairly well used I think.”
Remarks of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America at Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative Announcement
3:05 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
“Well, thank you very much. Very exciting — and exciting times at the White House. A lot of things happening that are so great for our country. I want to welcome Made in America Week. This is what we call Made in America –right here, and they’re all here. Some of the great business minds, businesses geniuses. Congratulations fellas, that’s not a bad statement. (Laughter.)
But they’re right here with us, and I’ll tell you it’s an honor to have them. We’re continuing our celebration of American manufacturing, and it has been something very important to us — Made in the USA, Made in America — and our tribute to the skill, dedication, and grit of the American worker. We’re showcasing products from all around the country that are stamped with the beautiful letters “Made in the USA.”
Today I’m proud to welcome three more great companies — we’ve had quite a few wonderful companies — a little smaller generally speaking than yours, but every company is smaller than yours when you get right down to it to it — to the White House for really a major announcement which you’ll be hearing: Merck, Pfizer, and Corning.
These three companies are announcing that pharmaceutical glass packaging will now be made in America. That’s a big step. That’s a big statement. We’re very proud of that. Thank you very much, by the way. And I know they wouldn’t have done it under another administration. I feel confident.
These companies have formed a groundbreaking partnership to create thousands of American manufacturing jobs with this innovative new product. It’s an incredible product. Merck, Pfizer, and Corning are coming together to create an advanced pharmaceutical glass packaging operations, which include an immediate investment of at least $500 million and the creation of nearly 1,000 new jobs — and quickly.
The initial investment will be spread across facilities in New York, New Jersey, and a new manufacturing plant in southeast of the United States — they’re looking right now — which Corning will be announcing in the coming months, and there’s some pretty good competition. I know they’re going to make a great deal.
Eventually, the companies here today expect a total investment in this initiative to reach at least $4 billion and create some 4,000 American jobs. And it’s very innovative on top of it.
This initiative will bring a key industry to our shores that for too long has been dominated by foreign countries. We’re moving more and more companies back into the United States, and they’re doing more and more of these products. And that would have been unheard of even a couple of years ago.
These companies have achieved a breakthrough in pharmaceutical glass technology that will be used to store and deliver injectable drugs and vials and cartridges. This technology is not only great for American jobs and manufacturing, it’s great for patients who now will have access to safer medicines and vaccines.
It’s also great for the healthcare workers who can administer the drugs — makes it much, much safer for them and safely without having any problems and worrying about vial-breaking, which, as I understand, is a tremendous problem that we’re not going to have anymore.
I know that Secretary Price and the FDA are committed to working with innovative companies like these. We have tremendous excitement going on at the FDA. Amazing things are happening there, and I think we’re going to be announcing some of them over the next two months. We’re going to be streamlining, as we have in other industries, regulations so that advancements can reach patients quickly. You’re going to see a big streamlining — I think you already have. To a large extent, you already have. Very proud of that.
I especially want to thank Ken Frazier, Ian Read, and Wendell Weeks — so three of the great, great leaders of business in this country — along with all the great people at Merck, Pfizer, and Corning for believing in America and the American workers. This announcement reflects a central theme of my administration that when we invest in America, it’s a win for our companies, our workers, and our nation as a whole.
Every day, we are fighting to bring back our jobs, to restore our industry, and to put America first or, as you’ve heard, make America great again. That’s exactly what we’re doing. Some people have heard that expression. It’s been fairly well-used, I think.
I want to thank you all for being here, and I want to thank you for your dedication to Made in America. Really appreciate it very much, and I’d like to have you say a few words. Come on up. Thank you. (Applause.)
3:10 P.M. EDT
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Made in America Roundtable
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
WASHINGTON DC – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, along with Department of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, Director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro, and other members of the White House staff, hosted a Made in America Roundtable in the East Room of the White House.
President Trump welcomed 20 companies that manufacture their products in the United States to join him for a roundtable discussion to highlight the importance of manufacturing products in American factories, using American workers.
“We’re here today to continue our celebration of American manufacturing as part of Made in America Week. The leaders and innovators around this table create the products that fill our homes, defend our nation, and enrich our lives. And each one of these products proudly carries the label, Made in the USA,” said the President.
Representatives Mike Kelly, Frank Lucas, Erik Paulsen, and Claudia Tenney also participated in the roundtable. Trump Administration officials and Congressmen spoke with the participating companies about how the Administration can help them continue to successfully manufacture products in the United States.
President Trump stated, “We’re more determined than ever to protect our jobs, our industry, and our workers. Every day we are putting America first.”
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Statement from the Press Secretary on Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif
WASHINGTON DC – “The United States is very concerned about tensions surrounding the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif, a site holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and calls upon the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to make a good faith effort to reduce tensions and to find a solution that assures public safety and the security of the site and maintains the status quo. The United States will continue to closely monitor the developments.”
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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on House Passage of the Homeland Security Authorization Act of 2017
WASHINGTON DC – “I commend the House of Representatives for voting today to reauthorize, for the first time, the Department of Homeland Security. Since its formation nearly fifteen years ago in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, DHS has been on the front lines of the Federal Government’s efforts to keep the American public safe.”
“The United States continues to face evolving security challenges posed by terrorists, natural hazards, transnational criminal organizations, human traffickers, drug smugglers, and adversaries waging attacks in cyberspace. The Homeland Security Authorization Act ensures that Secretary Kelly and the more than 240,000 DHS employees and contractors who work tirelessly to protect our country, and ensure our national preparedness, have all of the tools necessary to carry out their mission.”
“The Homeland Security Authorization Act also authorizes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the first time. Enforcement of our immigration laws is at its core a public safety issue. Secretary Kelly has already made tremendous progress, and this bill reflects my strong commitment to ending illegal immigration and fully enforcing the laws of the United States.”
“As President, there is no more solemn responsibility than my duty to keep this country safe. I look forward to signing this important legislation and I encourage the United States Senate to take it up without delay.”
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Statement from President Donald J. Trump
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
WASHINGTON DC – “Senator John McCain has always been a fighter. Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon.”