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Trump just threw an event for American manufacturers from each state a?? but it left out the countless others that are struggling with his new trade policies

Trump just threw an event for American manufacturers from each state a?? but it left out the countless others that are struggling with his new trade policies
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Speaking at a "Made in America" showcase on the White House South Lawn on Monday, Trump said his administration is "restoring our economic independence and reawakening our industrial might."




But other businesses across the country have grown frustrated at protectionist policies that have come to shape the Trump presidency, including tariffs on thousands of products shipped between the US and major trading partners.




"Companies that have been hit by the tariff wars of the past year generally see few similarities with companies showcasing at Trump's 'Made in America' event," said Incorta chief information officer Brian Keare, who advises businesses like Broadcom, Starbucks, and Apple.




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President Donald Trump on Monday lauded products that are made in the US and expanded domestic-manufacturing rules — even as his trade policies continued to hammer companies across the country.
Speaking at a "Made in America" showcase on the White House South Lawn, Trump said his administration is "restoring our economic independence and reawakening our industrial might." He used the third annual event to roll out an executive order that would increase the requirements for federal purchases of US products.
The new law requests that steel and aluminum companies use 95% US sourcing for federal contracts — and 75% for other products — to qualify. Currently, the minimum is 50%.
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