PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump is telling workers at Shell’s soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex that the largest investment in the state’s history would have never happened without me and us.”
That’s despite the fact that Shell announced its plans to build the complex in 2012, when President Barack Obama was in office.
Trump is speaking in Monaca to highlighting his support for manufacturing as he tries to hold support in the Rust Belt towns that helped him win in 2016.
The plant is part of a growing effort to capitalize on western Pennsylvania’s natural gas deposits by turning gas into plastics
But Trump told reporters earlier that he’s not worried about producing more plastics in the U.S.
He says, “Plastics are fine” and the problem is what’s “floating across the ocean from other places, including China.”
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