I tend to agree, since a large amount of consumer and industrial goods that used to be manufactured in the US has now been exported to be manufactured in Asian countries.Listening to Trump's meeting with CEOs today, it sounds like he is backing away from large tax reductions for corporations and focusing on removing regulations instead.
His comments on free trade and manufacturing in the US sound like he is solidly committed to an import tax.
If a country should be worried about Trump's policies, I think it would be China.
China,Korea, Japan to some degree, and the Pacific ring countries.
Today, it's very difficult to NOT to find "MIC" (made in China) on almost anything the consumer buys, but try to
find a "Made in USA" stamp is another story entirely.
Even heavy machinery such as roadbuilding/mining heavy eqt has Asian names these days...Komatsu, Sany,XCMG, Doosan, Hitachi (Japan) etc.
Caterpillar at least is still made in the US.
https://www.thebig5hub.com/galleries/top-10-construction-machinery-manufacturers/#prettyPhoto/9/The machines that America produces help the U.S. economy produce other goods and perform a variety of services, but they are also an important U.S. export. In 2013, the United States exported $142.1 billion of machinery, 12 percent of total exports of manufactured goods. By contrast, machinery makes up only 7 percent of total manufacturing shipments, indicating the outsize role this industry plays in international trade.
The United States imported $142.3 billion of machinery in 2013, resulting in a trade deficit of $0.2 billion. While this is a small deficit, the overall manufacturing trade deficit was much larger at $680.4 billion, providing another indication of the strength of U.S. machinery manufacturing.