Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is praising President Joe Biden’s recent executive order mandating the federal government to “Buy American” by purchasing more U.S.-manufactured goods and services, hoping to help American workers.
“I applaud @POTUS for strengthening “Buy American” provisions in federal contracts, putting American workers first,” tweeted Commissioner Fried. “I hope that commitment will extend to @FreshFromFL agriculture, as our seasonal produce growers have suffered from unfair foreign trade.”
President Biden said that his administration was “going to use taxpayers ‘ money to rebuild America” and support jobs in America by “buying American products.
I applaud @POTUS for strengthening "Buy American" provisions in federal contracts, putting American workers first.
— Commissioner Nikki Fried (@NikkiFriedFL) January 26, 2021
Biden’s America First-sounding initiative sounds a lot like President Trump’s call for Americans to buy American goods and services instead of buying foreign products.
Actually, it could very well be Trump’s plan.
“Biden’s executive order expanding on the Trump administration’s buy-American procurement rules” that the former president finalized on the day before he left The White House.
But while he pens an edict to “Buy American,” Biden uses the very same pen to cancel the Keystone Pipeline and ultimately fire thousands of blue-collar workers.
So much for Fried’s assertion that Biden is “putting American workers first.” Let's hope Biden doesn't sign off on workers in Florida as he did to all of those American workers in the midwest.