It's called capitalism. And he is bringing unions and management together to make it happen.
President Trump's campaign promise to create manufacturing jobs in the United States will have ample benefits for the economy, Scott Paul, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, said on Friday.
"The manufacturing jobs that should be coming back will be working with complex machines," Paul told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."
"They'll need a high skill set. They should be well paying. And, look, it is possible to do this."
Trump's main focuses on his first full day as president have been jobs and trade, with the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, among the first items on his agenda.
The president has vowed to renegotiate both trade agreements and argue for fair trade on the part of the U.S. in an effort to try and boost the country's advantage against fierce trade competitors like China.
"I think, if done properly, we can boost the prospects for manufacturing jobs, keeping in mind that we have industries that suffer devastating consequences from unfair trade practices and those that benefit from exports," Paul said.Meanwhile on Monday, Trump met with union leaders.
Afterward, Jimmy Hoffa II, the Teamsters president, said:
"Today, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With this decision, the president has taken the first step toward fixing 30 years of bad trade policies that have cost working Americans millions of good-paying jobs.
"The Teamsters Union has been on the frontline of the fight to stop destructive trade deals like the TPP, China PNTR, CAFTA and NAFTA for decades. Millions of working men and women saw their jobs leave the country as free trade policies undermined our manufacturing industry. We hope that President Trump's meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Jan. 31 opens a real dialogue about fixing the flawed NAFTA.
"We take this development as a positive sign that President Trump will continue to fulfill his campaign promises in regard to trade policy reform and instruct the USTR to negotiate future agreements that protect American workers and industry."Democrats have taken union leaders for granted.
That ended on President Trump's first Monday officially in office.
For a guy the press insists is divisive, President Trump sure brings a lot of people together.
@@@Union leaders say they're looking forward to working with Pres Trump: "The respect [he] just showed us... was nothing short of incredible." pic.twitter.com/ra6T3lKsCR— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) January 23, 2017
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