3M Mask Nightmare Highlights America’s Addiction To China Manufacturing


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Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Geraldo Rivera pointed out that one of 3M’s largest plants for manufacturing the surgical masks is located in Shanghai, China, and that China essentially told the company they wanted to keep the masks for themselves.

“China says to 3M: ‘You make them here; they stay here. We want them. You cannot export them,'” Rivera said. “So, 3M is caught between a rock and a hard place — between President Trump and President Xi. Xi is saying ‘no exports.’ Trump is saying: ‘You’re an American company, you know, sell your goods to America.'”

“This is a classic example of why we’ve become addicted to Chinese politics, Chinese manufacture,” continued Rivera. “They are holding us hostage. Even an American company can’t export its masks from their Chinese plants to the United States. I think they have to be bused. They’ve got to be squeezed. The president has got to take the CEO of 3M and shake them up and say, ‘You’ve got to make a stand here. You’ve got to insist. Your Chinese landlords let you sell these masks back to your own country.'”