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New automated machines assemble Boeing 737 MAX wing spars, the long beams along the leading and trailing edges of each wing, at the company's airplane production facility Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Renton, Wash. Boeing plans to deliver its first 737 MAX airplane by May. Boeing's latest innovations inside its Renton factory includes new robotic machines as well as more efficient ways of deploying its mechanics. The company is also increasing its 737 production rate to 47 per month, from 42. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

President Trump spoke about American job growth at a Boeing plant in South Carolina


President Donald Trump speaks at a Boeing plant in South Carolina

President Donald Trump traveled to a Boeing plant in South Carolina to meet with company executives and speak about his vision to promote American job growth.

“We’re here today to celebrate American engineering and American manufacturing," Trump said at the unveiling of Boeing's newest aircraft in North Charleston. "We’re also here to celebrate American jobs."

The plant unveiled the new version of the 787, dubbed the 787-10.

Trump mostly stayed on topic, touching on his plans to rebuild the military and to eliminate "foreign cheating" through revised trade deals. 

"You’ve heard me say it before and i will say it again from now on it will be America first," he declared. "Working together as a unit, there is nothing we can’t accomplish."

Trump early this morning tweeted about his travels to South Carolina.

This trip has been months in the making and we're thrilled to celebrate the roll out of this amazing plane.
Sean Spicer

"This visit will give the president the opportunity to celebrate a huge milestone for thousands of employees at Boeing, America's number one exporter and the millions of American workers involved in aerospace," Spicer said at his daily press briefing Tuesday.

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The Dreamliner begins flight testing later this year and will be delivered to airline customers starting in 2018.

Boeing was founded in 1916 and moved to South Carolina a few years ago.

Boeing employs about 8,000 people in South Carolina. The visit comes after 74 percent of employees Thursday voted to keep the facility an anti-union plant, according to the Associated Press.

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