Sunday, July 16, 2017

Lesson In Irony: Trump To Celebrate "Made In America" Week

Donald Trump
In a case of "Do as I say, not as I do," President Trump will launch "Made In America" week which will highlight U.S. manufacturing.

The irony being, of course, that many of the Trump Organization's products are made overseas.

From the Washington Post:

For Trump, highlighting U.S.-made products is inconsistent with his practices as a businessman. For years, the Trump Organization has outsourced much of its product manufacturing, relying on a global network of factories in a dozen countries — including Bangladesh, China and Mexico — to make its clothing, home decor pieces and other items.

Similarly, the clothing line of Ivanka Trump, the president's older daughter and a senior White House adviser, relies exclusively on foreign factories employing low-wage workers in countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and China, according to a recent Washington Post investigation.

Asked at Sunday's briefing whether “Made in America” week would include a commitment from the Trump Organization or Ivanka Trump's company to make more of their products in the United States, Ferre told reporters, “We'll get back to you on that.”













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