In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the White House just confirmed that President Trump is signing an executive order "insisting on American-made medical supplies and pharmaceuticals."
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Here's more details from the Daily Caller:
The order would prevent federal agencies from purchasing medical supplies, including face masks, gloves and ventilators, from China.
As the United States has battled the domestic spread of coronavirus, consumers were alerted to the fact that China manufactures an overwhelming percentage of the federal government’s medical equipment. 90 percent of all U.S. antibiotics were manufactured in China.
China has prevented the export of surgical face masks, severely limiting supplies in the U.S. and countries around the world.
“China has managed to dominate all aspects of the supply chain using the same unfair trade practices that it has used to dominate other sectors — cheap sweatshop labor, lax environmental regulations and massive government subsidies,” Navarro told New York Times. “As President Trump has said, what we need to do is bring those jobs home so that we can protect the public health and the economic and national security of the country.”
America is the best, most prosperous country in the world. And we should be self-reliant on these things and as many things as possible.
At the end of the day, if we can come out of this less reliant on China for our products then we will all be better off.
Since the initial coronavirus outbreak was reported in China, Trump has made incredible decisions to slow the spread of the deadly virus into America.
During his address Wednesday night, Trump announced a travel ban from Europe to the US. Just as Trump did early on with China, this will be crucial in preventing further spread of the virus in the U.S.
European leaders failed to take the same steps Trump did early on, and now they are paying the price.
Isn't it nice having a president who always puts America first?