President Trump: New Boeing Deal with Singapore will Bring 70K New Jobs to US
Monday morning President Trump helped facilitate the signing of $13.8 billion deal between Boeing and Singapore Airlines for 39 airplanes. The signing ceremony in the White House including the CEO’s of Boeing and Singapore Airlines as well as the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.
President Trump made a point of emphasizing that this order will create 70,000 news job in the U.S. He made a joke that if they weren’t American jobs, they were going to cancel the order and everyone laughed.
Trump congratulates officials from Boeing and Singapore after they sign a deal at White House for sale of $13.8 billlion in airplanes. pic.twitter.com/Bpx3O2PSaT
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 23, 2017
The Hill reports:
President Trump emphasized Monday that a new Boeing deal with Singapore International Airlines will create 70,000 jobs in the U.S.
“Otherwise we’ll cancel the order,” Trump joked, according to pool reports.
During a White House event with Singapore’s prime minister on Monday, Boeing Co. signed a previously announced $13.8 billion deal to sell 39 aircraft to Singapore International Airlines.
Trump and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong and Boeing Executive Vice President Kevin McAllister for the sales contract signing, which took place in the Roosevelt Room.
“One of the things we’ll be doing in a short period time is signing, together, a very large contract where Singapore is buying billions of dollars’ worth of airplanes from Boeing that will be made in our country. So that’s jobs,” Trump reportedly said earlier. “And you’re also buying the best plane, by the way. So that’s very good.”