President Trump has reportedly decided to sign a slew of executive orders concerning China, manufacturing, and immigration, among other issues.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows revealed in a Monday morning Fox News appearance that Trump “will do more in the next four weeks than Joe Biden and his team did in the last 40 years, so you just need to stay tuned.”
Though details have not been officially confirmed by Trump himself, Meadows offered a “sneak preview” in the interview.
“We’re going to be looking at how we make sure that China is addressed, how we bring manufacturing back from overseas to make sure the American worker is supported,” Meadows said. “We’re also going to look at a number of issues as it relates to immigration. We’re going to look at a number of issues as it relates to prescription drug prices.”
The US’s reliance on China for medical supplies and medications was highlighted by the coronavirus crisis, and Trump’s Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, Peter Navarro, has been pushing for a “buy American” executive order that would incentivize American companies to bring manufacturing back to the US.
The order was stalled for several months, but Meadows confirmed that the plan has not yet been abandoned.
After weeks of being pummeled by the media over his coronavirus response and the ongoing protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in May, Trump is clearly mounting a comeback as the nation looks towards the November election.
“We were doing better than any country had ever done in history and not just us, any country, and then we got hit with this terrible plague from China and now we’re getting close to fighting our way out of it,” Trump said in a July 4th video message.
“Our country’s coming back, our jobs numbers are spectacular, a lot of things are happening that people don’t quite see yet but you’ll see over the next couple of months,” Trump hinted in the message.