While the left is busy making President Trump look like the worst president in American history, the man in charge is still busy making this country great again. Not only is he doing more to protect America’s borders than his predecessor ever did, he’s working diligently to fulfill his campaign promise to bring the U.S. job market roaring back to life.
Next on the jobs agenda: Japan. The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement may be history, but Trump is already proving that you don’t need a convoluted Asian deal to negotiate with our Pacific allies. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to meet with the president on February 10, where the two are expected to unveil a deal to bring 700,000 new jobs to our shores.
Reportedly, the plan will consist of a $450 billion investment in our infrastructure system, space tech, and computer sectors.
From Financial Times:
Japan’s government is pushing companies and investors to hand over details of their US investment plans so Shinzo Abe can deliver a “tweetable” figure to Donald Trump when they meet this week.
Executives at three top Japanese companies said officials had been in touch asking for investment numbers. Public investment institutions say the prime minister is also leaning on them to pledge tens of billions of dollars to US infrastructure projects such as high-speed rail.
Some Japanese countries are pushing back, telling the press that they can’t commit to building new factories that they don’t need just so the prime minister can get in good with the new president.
At the same time, expanding the Japanese-American economic alliance would be beneficial to both countries, and it could tie in to Trump’s promise to focus on building new and improved roads and bridges. Furthermore, it could weaken the Democratic Party’s attempts to use that promise as a vehicle for their own trillion-dollar infrastructure deal. While that bill will mean higher taxes (undoubtedly), Trump’s dealmaking could push infrastructure to the private sector and save the taxpayers a boatload of money.
In the meantime, China is no doubt watching all of this with a wary eye.