President Donald Trump arrived Tuesday to get his first look at the massive construction site in Beaver County where Royal Dutch Shell is building a $6 billion petrochemical plant.
Trump arrived in Pittsburgh in the early afternoon and traveled to Potter Township, where he spoke before thousands of workers and employees, as well as local and state leaders. He also briefly toured the site, which has been transformed by Shell over the past several years and will become operational sometime early next decade.
In a speech that lasted more than an hour and sometimes sounded more like a campaign stop than a presidential visit, Trump honored the thousands of workers who are building the plant and said this, and other manufacturing and energy projects, wouldn't have been able to be built without the support and help of the Trump administration.
"This would have never happened without me or us," Trump said.
Trump touched on a number of topics, including the need for energy-friendly and manufacturing-related policies. He said that his aim was beyond energy independence from foreign supply.The whole article can be read by clicking right here.