Republican front-runner Donald Trump lamented the death of domestic manufacturing during a taped interview airing Sunday morning.
Trump told Fox’s Chris Wallace that though his businesses take advantage of a “global trading market,” he would prefer to use domestic manufactures but can’t because Americans “don’t make anything anymore.”
“I never dispute that. I put it in my speeches. I say it — the ties are made in China and different things,” Trump told Wallace. “I don’t want that.”
“I just ordered 4,000 television sets. You know where they come from?” the billionaire asked Wallace.
“South Korea. And yet we defend South Korea for practically nothing. We have 28,000 soldiers. They’re making a fortune. I don’t want to order them from South Korea. I don’t think anybody makes television sets in the United States anymore… We don’t make anything anymore.”