July 07, 2020
FACT CHECK: Joe Biden Spent Years Sending U.S. Supply Chains Overseas
According to Joe Biden’s handlers, he finally agrees with President Trump that reestablishing supply chains for critical health care equipment and supplies here in America must be a national security priority for our country.
Unfortunately, Biden is about four decades late to the party. Not only did Biden do nothing to bring back supply chains during his eight years as vice president, but Biden repeatedly supported terrible policies and trade deals that put America last and led to China bleeding America’s production capacity dry. Over 40 years in Washington as a career politician pushing globalist policies, Biden caused the problem – why should anyone take him seriously now?
Biden – who also failed to replenish America’s stockpile of N95 masks after the 2009 swine flu pandemic – spent the last year criticizing President Trump for holding China accountable for its trade abuses. Biden laughed off the idea that China is a competitor to the United States and denied that China is “our problem.”
As the AP notes, Biden’s proposal to boost supply chains “did not include specifics.” Just like Biden himself, his plan is weak.
In contrast, President Trump has been working since day one to clean up the mess Biden created. His guiding principle is “America First,” a principle Biden rejects.
President Trump’s promised to take on China, oppose the globalist elites, and institute policies that would bring back America’s wealth. He kept that promise:
- President Trump signed an executive order in the opening months of his presidency to “assess and strengthen the manufacturing and defense industrial base and supply chain resiliency of the United States,” and U.S. Trade Advisor Peter Navarro has made reclaiming supply chains a top priority.
- Last year, President Trump publicly encouraged U.S. companies to move their production capabilities out of China. Due to President Trump’s tough trade negotiations, many have already done it.
- As Reuters reported months ago, the Trump Administration has already launched initiatives to bring supply chains back to the United States, with the coronavirus pandemic “turbocharging” those efforts.
- At the end of 2019, American companies had already brought back $1 trillion to the U.S. since President Trump signed his historic tax reform legislation into law.
After decades of failure, Biden is offering more empty promises. President Trump has proven he will make the tough decisions and put America first, protect our national security, and bring our jobs and our supply chains back.
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