During a White House meeting with top manufacturing CEOs, President Trump vows to bring jobs back to the U.S. from overseas, a promise he has made since his days on the campaign trail. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Donald Trump met with top manufacturing CEOs on Thursday and vowed to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. 'The United States lost one-third of our manufacturing jobs since NAFTA, " Trump said at the White House. '70,000 factories closed since China joined the WTO." He added that 'everything will be based on bringing our jobs back." On the campaign trail and in the White House, Trump has painted globalization as a zero-sum game that has enriched low-wage countries while leaving the United States littered with abandoned factories and underemployed workers, and he has threatened to tax companies that offshore U.S. jobs.