President Trump kicked off a week aimed at promoting American manufacturing by touring an exhibition of U.S.-produced goods at the White House and previewing his administration’s plans to rework trade deals in favor of American workers.
A fire engine was being shown alongside other products made in the United States as part of the Trump administration’s “Made in America” week.
Trump appeared to jump with ease in and out of the engine while Vice President Mike Pence walked next to the engine. Trump seemingly enjoyed his time in the driver’s seat of the engine as he looked around.
“Where’s the fire?” Trump joked with Pence.
“Put it out fast.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer could be seen in the reflection of the engine’s side mirror recording the event on his cell phone.
The fire engine was made by Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., based out of Appleton, Wisconsin.
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“When we purchase products made in the USA, the profits stay here, the revenue stays here and the jobs — probably most importantly of all — they stay right here in the USA,” Trump said, vowing to renegotiate trade deals in the coming weeks.“For decades, Washington has allowed other nations to wipe out millions of American jobs through unfair trade practices.”
“What we’re going to be doing over the next six months will be incredible,” the president added.
The event at the White House on Monday showcased wares produced by companies spread across all 50 states, including a firetruck, guitars, a tractor, and the helicopter that serves as Marine One when the president is on board.