Trump talks about America's manufacturing sector like he's delivering a eulogy. "Rusted out factories are scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation," he said in his inaugural address. "The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from our homes and redistributed all cross the world."
That isn't the only apocalyptic note the president has struck on the subject. He talks like that all the time, particularly when pitching his protectionist agenda. In the months since taking office, Trump has slapped Canadian lumber and airplanes with hefty tariffs and has launched investigations into Chinese steel.
But American manufacturing is actually experiencing something of a boom right now.
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