It’s something that President Trump has said many times. It should’ve been done a long time ago. It should have been stopped by previous administrations but instead it spread like wildfire. We outsourced so much to China. We need to bring our manufacturing and production jobs back home.
We must stop reliance on foreign made goods, especially medicine and medical supplies. If there is one positive thing to come from the Covid-19 China virus it’s that it has exposed the weakness of outsourced production and supply chain.
White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro confirmed Wednesday the administration is working on an executive order to eliminate the government’s reliance on foreign-made medical supplies.
This is a great start.
The executive order would stop the federal government from purchasing medical supplies from China. Virtually all of the equipment and/or supplies that we would use to treat this Coronavirus are made in and purchased from China.
That's a problem.
Peter Navarro, the White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing, explains that this isn't just an economic move but one that bolsters our national security as well.
Additional products targeted in the order include “medical countermeasures” made to protect against chemical and biological threats, radiation, nuclear fallout and infectious diseases like coronavirus.
What were the previous administrations thinking? Who thought it would be a great idea to rely on China for things we'd need in case China, our #1 enemy, came knocking? Given the many claims that this is a bioweapon that may be exactly what happened. More proof is needed to establish that connection, in my opinion, but this certainly exposes the wide-open front door.
The US has a shortage of surgical and protective face-masks. Guess why. Yep, China restricted the export of those to manage their coronavirus crisis.
President Trump has been saying for years now that we need to bring our jobs back home from China. Now, more than ever, is proof that he was right. Build American, Buy American, in the interest of national security and supporting our economy.
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