Trump: “I have a lot of rich enemies. You won’t see me for awhile.” pic.twitter.com/8AmaiENezf
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Comments President Trump made recently have raised eyebrows, after he referred to a lot of rich enemies that he had and telling the audience, “This may be the last time you’ll see me for a while.”
The comments were made during a speech Mr. Trump gave at the Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Plant in Clyde, Ohio.
The president’s remarks were on the subject of an executive order that will order U.S. government agencies to purchase all essential drugs from American sources.
“So I have a lot of enemies out there. This may be the last time you’ll see me for a while. A lot of very, very rich enemies, but they are not happy with what I’m doing,” said Trump.
“But I figure we have one chance to do it, and no other President is going to do what I do. No other President would do a favored nations, a rebate, a buy from other nations at much less cost. Nobody. And there are a lot of unhappy people, and they’re very rich people, and they’re very unhappy,” he added.
The President was making reference to wealthy anonymous “middlemen” who skim profits from pharmaceutical sales.
“They are so wealthy. They are so wealthy,” said Trump. “Nobody has any idea who the hell they are or what they do. They make more money than the drug companies. You know, in all fairness, at least the drug companies have to produce a product, and it has to be good product.”