Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with the National Association of Manufacturers My administration is working every day to make it easier for manufacturers to build, hire, and grow in America.
PoliticalNews.me - Apr 01,2017 - Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with the National Association of Manufacturers
THE PRESIDENT: We have some really good news that's really fantastic -- these numbers. I’m delighted to welcome the National Association of Manufacturers to the White House. It’s a great group of people. I know many of them well.
And I want to thank your president and CEO, Jay Timmons, for being here with us today. Great job.
MR. TIMMONS: Thank you.
THE PRESIDENT: Great job, Jay.
My administration is working every day to make it easier for manufacturers to build, hire, and grow in America. We're removing job-killing regulations and lifting the burdens on American industry like I would say have never been lifted before. We've done a lot of work over the last 60, 70 days, and I think you're seeing some real production.
I think we can say this, Mike -- like never before.
Earlier this week, I signed an executive order to end the war on coal. We had coal miners up at the office. It was an amazing scene. You had very tough, very strong, very powerful men that were crying actually; and they were crying with happiness. And produce more American energy and more American jobs, which is how I got elected in the first place.
We've created the task force in every agency to eliminate wasteful regulations. And today at 3:30 p.m., with the Department of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, who will be up, and we're signing two very powerful executive orders. That will be something very important -- very, very special. And that will be with Commerce.
One of the reasons we're here today is to announce the extraordinary results of a new survey from the National Association of Manufacturers. Your survey shows that 93 percent of manufacturers now have a positive outlook on the future of their business in this country -- 93 [percent]. And it was just a few months ago, 56 [percent]. That's a slight difference. (Laughter.) That's a slight difference. (Applause.)
That's a 20-year, record high -- highest it’s been in 20 years, and it’s going higher. Believe me, you could come back next month, Jay. (Laughter.) I don’t know how much higher it can go. And so I’m very proud of that, and we're all very proud of that. And the manufacturers are really starting to invest big money, and a lot of things are happening. It’s a new surge in optimism, which is sweeping all across our land.
These survey results are a further vote of confidence in our plan to bring back jobs, lower taxes, and provide a level playing field for our workers. The manufacturing companies represent -- and represented here today -- are just an extraordinary group of people. They're leaders. They're brilliant in so many ways. The field has not been a level field. Jobs have been leaving our country, going to China and Mexico and lots of other places.
And you’ll be seeing what’s happening over