U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Boeing Co to move quickly to resolve issues with the grounded 737 MAX, noting the planemaker’s significant impact on the U.S. economy, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Trump referenced studies that suggested the production halt of the 737 MAX could shave 0.5% from U.S. gross domestic product this year.
“Get that going. Work together,” Trump said to Boeing Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith at a White House event to sign the Phase 1 trade deal with China. “We’ve got to get that one moving fast and it’s going to be better than ever I think.”