Biden Appears To Copy Trump’s America First Agenda: “The Key Plank Of Ensuring This Country Will Be Made In America”

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Joe Biden on Monday appeared to copy former President Trump’s “America First” agenda during a news conference, standing in front of a sign which read “Made in America”. He also signed an executive order intended to strengthen and arrange existing “Buy American” requirements in the federal procurement process.

President Trump had issued an Executive Order in 2017, entitled “Buy American and Hire American“, and established “the policy of the executive branch to maximize, consistent with the law . . . the use of goods, products and materials produced in the United States.”

On Monday, Biden said, “Today, we’re getting to work rebuilding the backbone of America: manufacturing, unions, and the middle class. … And the key plank of ensuring this country will be made in America”.

Biden, however, said that he plans to use “taxpayers” money to rebuild America, saying, “I don’t buy for one second that the vitality of American manufacturing is a thing of the past”, though he did not mention the thousands of jobs lost after his executive order to halt construction of the Keystone Pipeline.

His comments contradict his former colleague, Barack Hussein Obama, who had claimed in 2016 that you would need a “magic wand” to bring back jobs to the United States– when talking about manufacturing. Continued Below

Biden also claimed that he is “creating a director of ‘Made in America'” at the Office of Management and Budget.

“If an agency wants to issue a waiver to say we’re not going to buy an American product as part of this project… they have to come to the White House and explain it,” he asserted.

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