Hypocrisy: Made in America

Pauline Gross
July 18, 2017

"This week the Trump administration will honor the fantastic American workers and companies who have products that are made in America", White House Director of Media Affairs Helen Ferre told reported July 16.

President Donald Trump is taking part in the kickoff event of "Made in America" week on Monday.

Trump was looking at large US -made products including machinery and vehicles when he made his way into the firetruck. "Their interests were pushed aside for global projects and their wealth was taken from the communities and shipped overseas", said Ferre.

Trump will be on the South Lawn of the White House to ring in the week, which was created to show off the products made by American workers.

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Walker's question came at the beginning of the Trump-initiated "Made in America" week, a time for focusing on US manufacturing.

Trump previously met with Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup, in February, when she was invited to the White House State Dining Room to discuss American manufacturing with more than two dozen fellow manufacturing executives, including Kenneth Frazier, chairman and CEO of Merck, and Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson. That includes merchandise sold under his own name and his eldest daughter's, including clothing items and shoes. Some of the Trump family's products, as Walker noted, are manufactured in other countries. Both the President and his daughter have come under fire for producing goods overseas and a recent Washington Post article traces production for the Ivanka Trump label to places like Bangladesh, China and Indonesia.

So they won't be celebrating any of their products this week because they don't meet America's "world standard for quality and craftsmanship".

"We're going to get that done and I think we're going to surprise a lot of people, but (the Republican leglislators are) pushing very hard", Trump said.

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