Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon hailed President Trump as the one politician capable of bringing back manufacturing jobs that have been siphoned off to China over the past several decades.

During a Wednesday appearance on Mornings with Maria, Bannon told host Maria Bartiromo that Trump’s administration is ready to turn the screw on the Chinese Communist Party and bring back pharmaceutical and physical manufacturing jobs to U.S. workers.


“American jobs for American workers,” he said. “That’s how we’re gonna get out of this. And I think if you look at Powell on the asset side, you look at Mnuchin on the demand side, you look at President Trump on focusing on jobs, I think you’ve seen them come together, and today’s the opening. People want this done rapidly, they want it done smartly, and they want it done safely. The American people demand it, they want to put politics aside, and I think President Trump’s the right team, and I think they’re headed in the right direction.”

Republicans such as Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee have voiced criticism regarding the manufacturing threat that China poses as many of the pharmaceuticals that U.S. citizens rely on are made in the country.