Donald Trump explains his plan to reorganize federal trade policy, consolidating it inside the Department of Commerce. "The mission of the American Desk will be to protect the economic interest of the American worker and the national interests of the United States," he said.
DONALD TRUMP: In order to bring back manufacturing... we're going to undertake a major reform of our federal bureaucracy. American trade policy is currently mismanaged by dozens of competing bureaucracies spread over the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, State and Treasury, and the U.S. Trade Representative doesn't know where he's going.
My administration, under it, all trade policy will be consolidated in to one office. It will report to a thing called the American Desk. I will call three times a day. "How are we doing American Desk?" American Desk!
The mission of the American Desk will be to protect the economic interest of the American worker and the national interest of the United States.