Obama touts blueprint for an economy 'built to last on new American manufacturing'

"In the State of the Union on Tuesday, I laid out a blueprint that gets us there ... a blueprint for an economy that's built to last," Obama said. "It's an economy that's built on new American manufacturing."

Speaking in a state that had been hit hard in the manufacturing sector, Obama touted his administration’s success with the auto industry.

When he took office, Obama said the industry was “on the verge of collapse [and] some politicians were willing to just let it die.”

“We said no. We believed in the workers of this state,” the president said to applause. “I believe in American ingenuity. We placed our bets on the American auto industry and today the American auto industry is back. Jobs are coming back.”

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