Transcript: Q&A w/ Senate Democrats on the Democrats’ “Better Deal” economic agenda
Partial transcript of the Q&A with Senate Democrats on the “Better Deal” economic agenda. The press briefing was held on Aug. 2, 2017:
We will move this forward on different proposals. There are going to be all kinds of bills in September that need to pass, and we’re going to offer these and we hope our Republican colleagues will join us. Some of our Republican colleagues have understood these issues. We want this to be bipartisan because our job is to protect American workers.
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We look at the things on the merits. And the problem is President Trump has talked a good game and done virtually nothing but study it.
He even backed off on steel and aluminum to her state, his state, her state, his state, and my state.
So, we need action. And if President Trump wants to work with us to get these things done, good, because we need a better deal for American workers. Period.
Lots of them. China is trying to buy up our best robotics companies, our best American intelligence companies, Hollywood.
We export a whole lot of movies that employs hundreds of thousands, millions of people in good paying jobs – union jobs, mostly.
And China is buying up – Chinese companies with the aide of their government is buying up Hollywood productions. Do you know how many American films are allowed to be shown in China every year? 24.
But it’s all over, all over, and we’ve got to stop it. Or what happened with clothing and furniture and toys will happen with our best industries.
They’re rapacious – the Chinese. They do not play by the rules and we sit there.
My father-in-law was a New York City cab driver, and he said, “Sometimes Uncle Sam is Uncle Sap.” When it comes to trade, that’s what happened. No longer, with the Better Deal for American Workers.