In an epic smack down of globalism, President Trump said Saturday the biggest lesson of the coronavirus crisis was that the United States should not rely on China for their supply chains.
“We’ve learned a lot about supply chains,” Trump said. “We’ve learned that it’s nice to make things in the U.S., I’ve been saying that for a long time.”
The president made the comments against China and globalism during his White House press briefing, reminding the liberal media of his warnings when he ran for President about the dangers of America’s dependence on bad trade deals and foreign countries, while killing industry in our country.
“If one thing comes out of this more than anything else is that we should make product in the United States,” he said.
Trump also reminded reporters that as a candidate he promised the American people that he would be tough on China and that is exactly what he has been doing. Most notably pressuring China into making better trade deals with teh U.S though his use of tariffs – something Democrats opposed but ended up working out to benefit the American worker and farmers.
“With China, we made the deal, and it became friendly, but then this happened,” he recalled.
Trump recalled reading a story about America’s car companies facing a struggle to return to normal, as it would be difficult to get all the parts they needed from around the world.
“What happens when you’re in a war, and you have a supply chain where half of your supplies are given to in other countries?” Trump asked. “Who are the people that thought of it? These are globalists. It doesn’t work.”