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.
"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 during a speech at the White House on Monday.
"For decades, Washington has allowed other nations to wipe out millions of American jobs through unfair trade practices," Trump said, vowing to renegotiate trade deals in the coming weeks.
"What we're going to be doing over the next six months will be incredible," the president said.
Trump alluded to his administration's upcoming push for tax reform, which he has long championed as a necessary step toward creating new jobs, and his party's efforts to repeal Obamacare in the Senate.
"We must lower the tax on business," he said, noting Obamacare repeal would play a role in unlocking additional economic growth.
Senate Republicans are working to pass a healthcare bill, but it does not yet have enough GOP support to pass the upper chamber. Still, Trump projected optimism that the Obamacare reform legislation would pass.
"The Republican senators are great people, but they have a lot of different states," he said. "Some states need this, some states need that, but we're getting it together and it's going to happen."
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.