Trump heads to Boeing facility to 'talk jobs'

Randall Hill | Reuters

Workers walk through the Boeing South Carolina Plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, February 15, 2017.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to travel to Boeing's South Carolina campus Friday where he says he will "talk jobs" with the company he has previously criticized.

Trump is expected to go to Charleston, South Carolina, for the unveiling of Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner model. The aircraft is built in South Carolina and will be delivered to customers starting next year, according to Boeing.

Since his election, Trump has held several joint events with companies in which they promote investment or job creation in the United States. The president has heavily touted his efforts to get companies to create jobs domestically.

Trump has repeatedly used his position to try to extract promises out of American companies. He put Boeing on notice in December before he took office, slamming the company for the cost of its Air Force One program and sending its shares lower.

Boeing has since pledged to cut the program's costs.

Trump's divisive executive order on immigration, which included countries like Iran and Iraq, also put about $20 billion worth of Boeing commercial aircraft orders at risk.


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