WATCH: Trump Talks Made in America
On Monday President Donald Trump proclaimed this week Made in America Week.
“We’re here today to celebrate American manufacturing and to showcase the amazing products from all 50 states, made in the USA,” the president said, at the singing ceremony.
“We want to build, create, and grow more products in our country using American labor, American goods, and American grit,” the president added.
Ironically, press reports on the same day indicated that many Trump products, including the president’s own brands of shirts, ties, and household products and his daughter Ivanka Trump’s line of apparel, accessories, and shoes, are made elsewhere, including China, Bangladesh, Honduras, Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, and Mexico.
The president and his daughter have distanced themselves from the management of their brands but still retain ownership interests.
A spokesperson for Ivanka Trump’s company said the US lacks the labor and the equipment to make her products. White House spokesperson Sean Spicer conceded that Made in America is not possible for all industries.
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