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>> President Donald Trump used a recent phone call with the Emir of Kuwait to help close a $10 billion fighter jet deal with Boeing, previewing a new hands-on approach to arms sales. Mike Stone is on the story.>> What's different about this, is actually Donald Trump himself. He's gotten on the phone, and our sources are saying that, he really likes to raise the arms deals, as a part of the conversation with his counterparts overseas.
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>> $3 billion, $533 milllion.>> Now, Reuters has learned Trump envisions involving his Cabinet in his trademark art of the deal, using them as a kind of a sales force for defense contractors, encouraging allies around the globe to buy American.>> And the US companies are sought gonna be, laughing all the way to the bank.
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Companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, as they go out and sell their wares around the world, through, not only their own sales networks, but also members of the cabinet like Ross, or Mattis, and also the president himself. They want these folks to be out at air shows, client facing, talking to potential customers, and saying buy US goods.
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>> The initiatives will come along with plans to loosen restriction on selling some of Americas most, most deadly weapons systems from fighter jets to drones to war ships and artillery. And that has some people worried.>> Human rights advocates believe that with more weapons in the marketplace, there will be greater instances of US weapons being used by people.
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Who they were not intended to be used by.>> So we'll make the best equipment in the world.>> The plan could be unvailed as early as this week.>> Saudia Arabia is buying