President Donald Trump will announce Thursday that he will make “full advantage” of his “unique ability” to bring jobs back to the United States, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.
“He’ll have a plan, and he’ll have the guts to make it happen,” White House adviser Jason Miller said.
“If he doesn’t, the economy will suffer.”
Trump, a former reality TV star, took office in January promising to revive American manufacturing and bring jobs home to the country, a key pillar of his 2016 presidential campaign.
In the months since, he has ramped up his rhetoric and taken a series of executive actions aimed at boosting the economy.
The Associated Press has reported that Trump’s proposed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are expected to create more than 1.5 million new jobs.
A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEE) found that more than 8 million Americans will be directly impacted by the changes.
A separate report released on Wednesday by the AFL-CIO found that 3.5m Americans will lose their jobs because of the trade deal.
“Trump has made it clear that he is committed to bringing jobs home, and his decision to withdraw from NAFTA will make it more difficult to do so,” said ACEE Executive Director David Neiwert.
The jobs that we are losing, and the jobs that our companies are leaving, will be in our country for generations to come. “
In the meantime, Americans who have jobs are hurting.
The jobs that we are losing, and the jobs that our companies are leaving, will be in our country for generations to come.
We cannot afford to wait until we’re left behind, and we must get this right.” “
America’s leadership in the energy economy is on the line.
We cannot afford to wait until we’re left behind, and we must get this right.”
The trade agreement has been a hot topic of debate in recent months, and a number of Democratic lawmakers have proposed legislation to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.
But Miller said Trump would be able to renegotiate the trade pact.
“I think he’ll make an agreement with China on what they want to do, and I think they’ll do it,” Miller said, adding that he would “make a very strong case” for the North America Free Trade Area (NAFsTA) to be a partner in the United Nations trade agency.
“We’ve been at the table for a long time.
We’ve been negotiating in good faith and in good spirit.
We are going to make the best deal we can with China.
I think he’s going to do that.”
In December, Trump announced that he was withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the international trade deal that was designed to increase trade between the US and 12 other countries.
In addition to withdrawing from NAFTA, the president also said he would withdraw from the TPP, but that he planned to “be on the sidelines”.
The move has sparked an outcry from businesses, including major automakers like General Motors and Fiat Chrysler.
A number of lawmakers have called for the withdrawal of US trade restrictions on China.
Miller told Reuters that the president has been in the US for 20 years and has the “leadership and the will to take advantage of it”.
“We need to take our business elsewhere,” he said.