Standing in front of the newly unveiled Boeing 787 to chants of “USA, USA,” Trump first lavished praise on the company’s workers for making planes in America:
"We want products made by our workers, in our factories, stamped with those four magnificent words: Made in the USA," Trump told Boeing workers and dignitaries in a speechExcept the 787 really isn’t “made in America.” In fact, the supplier chain for the 787 is rather more cosmopolitan, with major components coming from Japan, Italy, Korea, India, Australia, and Canada.
As pointed out in Business Insider:
The Dreamliner is like the United Nations of planes:
- Its wings and batteries come from Japan.
- Its wing tips come from South Korea.
- India is the source of its floor beams.
- The front fuselage is made in the US and Japan.
- The center fuselage and horizontal stabilizers are from Italy.
- Landing gear and doors? France.
- Cargo access doors are built in Sweden.
- The wing/body fairings, which cover gaps on the body, are from Canada.
- The movable trailing edge of the wings are from Canada, except when they're from the US or Australia.
- Thrust reversers come from Mexico.
- Its engines come from either General Electric in the US or Rolls-Royce in the UK.