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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at making changes in government procurement practices to increase the purchase of American products in federal contracts.
The president signed the "buy American and hire American" order during his visit to Snap-On Inc, a tool manufacturer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
As Trump closes in on his 100th day in office, this new order is seen by many as an attempt to make good on his "America First" campaign pledge. The order will call for "the strict enforcement of all laws governing entry into the United States of labor from abroad for the stated purpose of creating higher wages and higher employment rates for workers in the United States," one senior official said, reports Reuters.
Trump delivered remarks from the Wisconsin factory at 3:20 p.m. EDT.
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(Reuters contributed to this report)