Trump has been under the knife and so much scrutiny. It is nice to see something positive coming from others on Trump.
“Look, there’s nothing good about what happened with the plague, OK? Especially the death. But the one thing is, it said, ‘Trump was right,’” the president, referring to himself in the third person, told host Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business in an interview that aired Thursday.
“Because I was getting a lot of fightback, even from people that I like a lot in Congress, et cetera, and now they’re not fighting,” Trump continued — going on to criticize “these stupid supply chains that are all over the world” which he contended imperil the flow of goods to the United States during episodes of foreign turmoil.
“One little piece of the world goes bad, and the whole thing is messed up,” he added. “I said we shouldn’t have supply chains, we should have them all in the United States. We have the companies to do it. And if we don’t, we can do that.”
The Trump administration has struggled at times to meet surging demand among health care workers and the general public for coronavirus testing and personal protective gear such as face masks and gowns.
The president has managed to spur production of ventilators and some other needed medical equipment, but hurdles remain, including the need to scale up production for a yet-to-be-discovered vaccine in order to generate hundreds of millions of doses to inoculate Americans.
Later in the interview, Trump made another self-congratulatory statement when he asserted that the far-reaching public health crisis would result in a large-scale return of industrial jobs to the U.S.
“It’s all going to be back together, and in many ways, we’ve learned a lot,” he said. “And we’re going to bring back manufacturing that we could never have done without this, as bad as this has been, because now people agree with me. A lot of people are saying, ‘Trump was right.’”
The latest remarks from the president, a self-described nationalist, represent a reinforcement of his largely isolationist foreign policy outlook and well-documented disdain for international institutions
He is totally correct. We need to keep our business in our country. Trump insisted in this statement that I find honorable, “we have to fix our country,” and although “we want to be a leader” on the world stage, “I’m president of the United States, I’m not the president of the world.”
We need to work for our own economy in our own country for us to succeed efficiently.