It barely got covered amidst a tumultuous week of news, but President Trump has laid out a six-point agenda if he is elected to a second term that ranges from conquering the coronavirus to launching a critical-supply manufacturing renaissance in America.
The president’s ambitious plan was delivered during a visit to a Whirlpool plant in Ohio last week but got overshadowed by such events as a tragic blast in Lebanon and contentious congressional hearings.
“I’m making our incredible workers six more promises that I will keep over the next four years,” Trump told the Whirlpool crowd after laying out the accomplishments of his first term that included replacing the NAFTA trade deal with a new compact with Canada and Mexico.
Here are the six promises the president said will comprise his pro-worker agenda if he wins in November:
Defeat the coronavirus with vaccines and other treatment
“We are working very, very hard. We call it the China virus. …We are attacking the virus from every angle, and through this aggressive strategy we will win the war, and it will happen sooner than people think,” he said. “We’re developing a bounty of therapies such as remdesivir, dexamethasone, antibody treatments, the antibody treatments are really working out well, really well.
“And many more that have allowed us to reduce mortality by 85% since April. Under Operation Warp Speed, vaccines are already in the final stage of clinical trials, and we’ll have a vaccine very soon, I hope long before the end of the year.”
Trump also noted his administration has “dramatically increased our domestic production of personal protective equipment such as N95 respirators, gowns and gloves. We’ve got factories now all over the United States making these products, and we’ve developed the most advanced testing system on earth.”
Reviving the economy from the pandemic slowdown
The president made clear he will make economic growth a top priority, revving jobs and manufacturing to the levels they were before the pandemic and going even further to build prosperity.
“We will rise from the current adversity of this horrible invisible enemy, and we will be more prosperous and resilient than ever before,” he told the workers. “We have done things that we never knew we could do.
“We are building factories now. We are building plants. You’ll s….