President Trump signed an executive order Thursday pushing those who receive federal funds to “Buy American.” The aim is to boost US manufacturing across the board.
Peter Navarro, director of the White House National Trade Council, told reporters during a telephone briefing the policies are helping workers who “are blue collar, Trump people.”
Later he also said “every American is a Trump person” because President Trump’s economic policies affect everyone.
Mr. Navarro said the order would affect federal financial assistance, which includes everything from loans and grants to insurance and interest subsidies.
He says some 30 federal agencies award over $700-B in such aid each year. Recipients working on projects like bridges and sewer systems will be encouraged to use American products.
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