Trump takes big step in launching ‘America First’ manufacturing plan

While Democrat lawmakers waste time pointing fingers about COVID-19 and the riots in Democrat-run cities, Donald Trump is making big moves to improve both the US’s national security and economy.

The Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday that Donald Trump has made the final decision to award a $765 million government loan to Kodak — former film manufacturer-turned pharmaceutical company — to speed up the production of critical pharmaceuticals on US soil. 

The COVID-19 crisis exposed the alarming reality that China controls the production of much of the US’s medical supplies and drugs. This loan is the first major step in Trump’s plan to bring drug manufacturing back to the US.

The loan was authorized under the Defense Production Act to shore up American drug manufacturing abilities and update the strategic national stockpile, which was depleted by the Obama administration and COVID-19.

Kodak has agreed to make components of essential drugs that have lapsed into a chronic shortage, filling a gap that China would likely have filled without intervention on Trump’s part.

“Our 33rd use of the Defense Production Act will mobilize Kodak to make generic, active pharmaceutical ingredients,” Trump said in a press conference Tuesday evening. “We will bring back our jobs and we will make America the world’s premier medical manufacturer and supplier.”

The Examiner reported that the contract will create 350 new jobs at existing production facilities in Rochester, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Development Finance Corporation CEO Adam Boehler, who is also a member of the White House coronavirus task force, said that “It’s unacceptable going forward that American pharmaceuticals — the generic form of pharmaceuticals — are made in China and outside of the United States. We will be self-reliant, and that will ensure our safety.”

According to reports, Kodak will be able to make 25% of the active ingredients needed for U.S. pharmaceuticals once operations reach peak production.

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73 Responses

    1. It may be all for now so do not complain. We do need it all but one has to have
      the sources to do everything. Give it time for heaven sakes. Can not the man ever do any thing to please????? Thank God we have this man.

      1. Well put Stella, its never enough for some. He is doing more than any other president I can remember.

      2. True Stella. Just imagine how things would be now if we were unfortunate enough to have a demonrat in there. At least Trump is trying to move us in the right direction. Two things the dems are interested in, power & money.

      3. Oh Stella, i o agree. Has any human man ever had to carry this much responsibility on his shoulders at one time? The man is running fir President for another 4 year term; he is trying to handle his country which is involved in the world’s deadliest pandemic since the Spanish flu of 1918; he is battling with the House over the violent , murderous protestors in Portland Oregon and Kentucky and being called a fool by Pelosi…that it is all a myth; he is continuing building the wall on the Mexican birder; he is battling in every state toi preserve life in the womb…protecting the unborn; he is bring production back to the US from foreign countries so that the products they sell will be American made;…I could go on…he is a super human being and has compassion for all. Give the man a break Donna…and everybody else who thinks he isn’t doing his job! God Bless Him!

      4. You are sooo right on!!! We have become a country of whining brats!! No wonder other countries hate us

      5. It is always very easy for one to criticize our president but most difficult if not impossible to praise him for his good.

    2. I agree!! We need to do our own meds and not be reliant on any nation! Trump is fighting for us, a little at a time. Just like the damn wall, he has met resistance at every turn. How about manufacturing that has been given to china and Trump little by little bringing it home? Did obama do anything except make himself very rich? How about biden? What would he do if he where the president? Trump needs our support now and in November. Or we may find ourselves become a third world country. How about venzuela or a hell hole like cuba?

    3. 25%…That’s a Heck of a Lot !!! Hope You Don’t Expect Just ONE Co. To Take Up The WHOLE ENTIRE USA ??? There’s Plenty Of Med Co’s, That Will Be Standing In Line For Their Opportunity to Jump In…just sayin

  1. I think its great that our President Trump…….The president for ALL PEOPLE….
    Has helped a struggling manufacturer turn their business and start the process of
    “MADE IN AMERICA AGAIN”.
    Lets stand for our national anthem!!!!!

    1. So right. If they kneel they should be in Prayer. They are committing them selves to the devil when they kneel for anything but.

  2. Can’t you just appreciate the fact that he has does something that NO OTHER PRESIDENT has done in decades? Baby Steps you have to take the first step to start a journey.

    I know that is where he is going eventually, it takes time, dedication, and proven ability to fulfill the goal. Let’s just give him an “atta boy” and support him.

      1. Yeah the leftist democrats sure will raise hell about it. They should all leave this country, we will be better off.

  3. Let us stop relying on China for any medicine. America is completely capable of producing everything we need.

  4. Time for the politicians who are in cahoots with China via business deals (Pelosi and Biden’s sons are front runners there) need to get out of these corrupt deals. Anti American traitors, money and power is all they care about.

  5. We gave all our manufacturing away. Yes, we need to manufacture all necessary products to make us self sufficient.
    We have to many people who work against this country.

    1. We should buy everything “Made in America” even if it cost us more.We shouldn’t be outsourcing things we need.We shouldn’t trust countries who hate us, want to kill us,destroy America.America first an foremost.

  6. Well it is sure a start in the right direction, and I’m sure to usa companies that outsource to a foreign country , be they and ally or enemy. the BIG SHOT MONEY POCKETS will complain over they profits dropping, which is why they went for outsourcing to a foreign country, Sometimes the biggest enemy to the USA, is the stock market and the GREEDY BASTARDS on the board of directors, who there are far to many of them stuffing millions in their pockets, year after year, that they get very complacent , and hurt the AMERICAN WORKERS.

  7. This is fantastic! America can produce any and everything that we need right here in the United States. Why did this get so out of hand in the first place?!
    TRUMP 2020 MAGA

    1. Yeah that was what Sam Walton was all about. Then after he died his family started getting products from China and other countries. They even told some companies if they wanted their products in sold in Walmart they had to move their business overseas!

  8. Well it’s a great start and it took a great President to do something positive, while the rest of the politicians are pretending nothing is happening in the country.

  9. This is wonderful news because I no longer trust pharmaceuticals that come from China. After doing some reading about the way they do things over there I stopped buying one of my favorite foods, tilapia. I found out that they feed them human waste. OMG! I can’t tell you how many times I have ate this in the past. I checked the label and yes this brand came from China. It made me feel sick to my stomach. No more!! I will be shopping for another brand.

  10. Thank You, President Trump! We certainly do need this! We have paid high enough as $600 for 3 months!
    God Bless You🙏

  11. THANKS MR.PRESIDENT.I KNOW THIS IS ONLY YOUR FIRST STEP TO IMPROVEING AMERICA ON THE NEDICAL FIELD,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,AND PLEASE DO MORE ABOUT STOPING THE TERRORIST THAT IS RUINING OUR COUNTRY’S BIG CITIES.THAT IS GOING TO COST A SMALL FORTUNE IN REPAIRS,BUT IN TIME IT WILL BE DONE.AGAIN THANKS,

  12. When this President said he would bring AMERICA back he obviously meant it !!! 👍😎🗽🗽🗽🗽🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    Don’t forget everyone !! 45 in 2020👍👍👍👍👍

  13. I don’t believe anyone in the history of this country has accomplished more in such a short period of time as this president, President Trump. The appreciation, admiration and respect for this president is incalculable. His accomplishments are both big and small.
    MAGA/KAG Trump 2020

    1. The last 7 President’s did not do half of what President Trump has done. Keep him in your prayers. & our country!!
      O did I mention He is not stealing the money that some ahead of him were doing either! (You know who.)

  14. Wake up America! Have you lost your f___ ing mind?! We are letting a communist country make or drugs and buying their food also!? This has to be the epitome of stupidity. I don’t but a damn thing that them slant eyed bastards make. Everyone in the USA should do the same. That would bring them to their knees.

  15. I spent 8 years (2000 to 2008) working with the Chinese people, not the government. After the second year, I knew why industry left the USA. It was very simple. Too high of taxes and too much government regulation. Trump fixed both problems because he understood business operation
    Dave

  16. I do not under stand why our President has not filed charges against the Democrat traitors to this country, it is time for something to be done and now

  17. The demonrats need to be stopped COLD! obamass is meddling in the election again as is sorass. They shou

  18. Mr President…oklohoma state just passed a mandatory bill to force all citizens to take chip vaccine no choice or go to camps…if you refuse. Stop this from happening in unighted states this is number one priority in america.If you truly care and I believe in you and the power you hold that you do.also thank you for fighting so hard against socialism communism and dictatorship. We need our freedom of choice period.we appreciate all you do but we need a stop to banning gold and jobs we need to work.1200.is a joke.you help people dissolve mortgages but not car notes I need help high car notes account for a third of my income.im unemployed i applied still not approved since may 26.Help!!!!!

  19. Good job Mr. President! We need to make ALL of our pharmaceuticals in this country! We cannot depend on foreign countries to make them. Remember the lead based paint they used on toys they made and sent to us? Poisoning our kids! We can make our own, hire our own citizens to work in the plants, not illegal immigrants, or Chinese nationals coming in to take our jobs and technology. Made American all the way!!

    1. Hey Patty , Glad you brought up the Lead in our kids toys. I was going to , esp when I bring up about Meds with Cancer ingredients in them. They are made in China 🙁
      I know this for fact because mine was recalled for that exact problem and it was made in China . Now , I ask and if it comes from China ….I will do without. I kept saying that was the easiest way to take us out. I guess number one was the Covid-19 , then the meds.
      I’ve been asking , WHY would we trust China to make our Meds. They would like nothing better than to bump us off . I’m Not sure whose stupid idea it was to move it to China ….but I bet they got Money for it !!
      I have e-mailed President Trump many times about moving it back to the USA and explained what they were doing to us.
      I’m extremely happy about his decision !!

      PRESIDENT TRUMP & VP PENCE 2020 KEEP AMERICA OUR’S !!
      VOTE RED , LIKE YOUR LIFE AND COUNTRY DEPENDS ON IT !! BECAUSE IT DOES !!

  20. The President cannot file charges against multiple Swamo members . Attorney General Barr is compiling this info to do Just That. YEA!!!

  21. Even before Trump decided to run I thought that we needed to elect people who had business sense instead of people who had managed to convince the population that the had a good book learning. As a hindsight has proven we wound up with all book learned career learned people who have set themselves up for life political hacks who are voting themselves permanent status. They have more money to use to convince you to continue to vote for them. Hopefully you will see through that and vote them out this time. Here is your chance. They work hard to convince you that a president can serve no more than 2 terms while they can serve for life. You should say this term. What is good for a president is good for congress. No more gun control efforts.

  22. OUR PHARMACY MANUFACTURERS ARE CORRUPT AS HELL. THE AMERICAN GREED FROM WITHIN ALL OF THEM IS ASTOUNDING. AND IT’S ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS SINCE DAY ONE.

    NOBODY HAS EVER TRIED TO BRING THEM INTO LINE, AND STOP GOUGING AMERICANS, WITH THEIR OVERPRICED RIDICULOUS PRICING. UNTIL NOW, THANKS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, HE IS TRYING TO BRING THEM BACK INTO LINE WITH THE REST OF AMERICA.

    HOPEFULLY SOON, WE WON’T HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THE, “GOUGING” OF A SO-CALLED “LOOPHOLE”, THAT ONLY DOES ONE THING, IT BENEFITS THE PHARMACY COMPANIES EVEN MORE.

  23. I vote for Trump. He is the best. But the two things he must do, get rid of the democrat governors. Especially Newsom. He and other governors have taken their states down to the ground , newsom is another Hitler and polosi is too. They want our state to become communist. Newsome has gone above and beyond the law , he has done nothing to help calif except lie, cheat,, and steal. And he And polosi allows all the distruction to go on. They are even paying the BLM to keep going. The second stimulus ck went to the illegals. And he sent another million to china. And he keeps raising taxes even with so many people out of work but he keeps his bar and winery open while he tells all other business to close Oh but he is asking for more bailout money. Which the people will never see do not give him any more money. Give it direct to the people

  24. I’ve been voting since 1960 and this President is the first one who kept his campaign
    promises. Most forgot most of their promises as soon as they were elected.
    I believe Donald J. Trump deserves 4 more years as our president.

    A word about Nancy Pelosi, nothing more than traitorous power grabbing democrat. Cares nothing about America or it’s citizens

  25. Thank you Mr President and God Bless and give you strength to achieve the goals you wish for all American’s. We support you 100%.

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