Trump Returns To Jobs For First 'Campaign' Speech Of 2017

After a somewhat tumultuous week in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump pushed an economic message during a "campaign" speech in South Carolina.
Posted at 8:09 PM, Feb 17, 2017

"We're here today to celebrate American engineering and American manufacturing. We're also here today to celebrate jobs," President Donald Trump said while visiting Boeing's South Carolina campus.

During Trump's first so-called "campaign" event of 2017, he returned to the linchpin of his presidential campaign: an American-made economy.

He praised Boeing for its newest Dreamliner series of planes, implying it was a symbol of the inevitable manufacturing renaissance.

Trump's return to economic rhetoric and a strict schedule of meetings with labor and business leaders comes after a difficult week in Washington, D.C., which included his pick for labor secretary withdrawing and the firing of his national security adviser. 

Former President Barack Obama made a similar visit to a Boeing campus several years ago, but he cautioned Americans about the rise of automation and the need for a new economic focus.