Pres. Trump to Kick-Off New Made in America Messaging Campaign Monday

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

Although Trump has often campaigned on a platform that berated companies that moved production overseas, many people believe "Made in America" seems like an odd theme for a man unwilling, or perhaps simply unable, to see his own products produced on American soil.

Speaking to reporters at a hotel near Donald Trump's golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, Helen Aguirre Ferre, the White House director of media affairs, said Sunday (July 16) that they will be hosting a "Made in America" product showcase for Monday (July 17) featuring products from all 50 states. The president plans to issue a declaration Wednesday and deliver remarks on the importance of making things in the United States. With Trump's pledge to bring back USA manufacturing jobs is an issue that resonates with his base, and one that senior aides sought to highlight in the midst of the controversy involving his son, Donald Trump Jr. And Saturday, Trump will travel to Norfolk to attend the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford, the first in the Navy's new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Those products, despite Trump's continued admonishment of companies that send manufacturing jobs abroad, continue to be made overseas. In August of 2016, the Washington Post compiled a detailed list of Trump products and their known origins of manufacturing.

A White House spokesperson was touting Trump's upcoming "Made In America" week, but when a reporter asked about Ivanka Trump's made overseas clothing line, the White House clammed up and said, "We'll get back to you on that".

The White House is set to hold events pertaining to three themes: "Made in America", "American Heroes" and "American Dreams", the media reported. But the White House denied that the point is to distract from those matters - or at least one of them. Asked whether the administration is considering import tariffs on products manufactured in other countries, a senior administration official briefing reporters here Sunday said, "At this stage, everything is on the table".

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