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Trump in N. Charleston: Children will get their 'American birthright'

Friday evening at Boeing in North Charleston was a much different scene than what happened there earlier in the day. The biggest observation – it was quieter.

Air Force One landed in the Lowcountry and President Trump was ushered to the Boeing plant for a tour and the unveiling of the new 787-10 Dreamliner. Afterwards, the Commander in Chief made his way to a podium and gave a pointed speech to about 4,000 Boeing employees about the importance of companies like Boeing to the American economy.

The President spoke of strengthening the economy and the American workforce. At times, his speech mirrored his campaign platform focusing heavily on job creation.

“As your President, I’m going to do everything I can to unleash the power of the American spirit and put our great people back to work,” President Trump said.

He praised Boeing employees for the new 787-10 Dreamliner – a 300+ passenger plane fully assembled in South Carolina. Boeing currently employs about 7,500 people, making it one of the largest employers in the state.

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“Dreamliner. Great name. Our country is all about making dreams come true. That is what we do in America. We dream of things and then we build them,” Trump said.

While alluding to his dispute with Boeing over the costs of a new Air Force One model, President Trump said he and his administration have persuaded global companies to keep or increase jobs in the United States.

“We are going to pass along to our children the freedom and prosperity that is their American birthright,” he said. “Our children will inherit from us a nation that is strong, that is proud and that is totally free.

Trump stopped in South Caroline en route to his estate in Palm Beach, Florida where he will spend most of President’s Day weekend.


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