Trump says Singapore aircraft deal means US jobs

President Donald Trump listens as Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump says Singapore's purchase of nearly $14 billion worth of Boeing aircraft will create 70,000 jobs in the U.S.

Boeing's chief executive officer and the CEO of Singapore Airlines signed paperwork at the White House on Monday as the country's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, and Trump looked on. Lee is at the White House for talks with Trump.

Trump says the relationship between the U.S. and Singapore is at its "highest point and it will continue."

But he joked that Singapore's purchase of nearly 40 airplanes had better create jobs in the United States, "otherwise we'll cancel the order."

Trump and Lee both referred to Boeing as an "airline." Boeing makes commercial jetliners.

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