“Made in America” week. It’s happening.
According to this, the White House is dubbing this coming week as “Made in America” week. What does that entail, exactly? Glad you asked!
Speaking to reporters at a hotel near President Donald Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, White House director of media affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre said Sunday that the White House will be hosting a “Made in America” product showcase Monday featuring products from all 50 states.
The president also is expected to issue a proclamation Wednesday on the importance of making goods in America, and will travel to Virginia on Saturday for the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford, a new aircraft carrier.
“For too long our government has forgotten the American worker. Their interests were pushed aside for global projects and their wealth was taken from the communities and shipped overseas,” said Ferre. “Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, not only will the American worker never be forgotten, but they will be championed.”
Basically, the week will focus on the importance of American manufacturing and bringing jobs back home. It’s a great way for Trump to reconnect with his base. The only slightly problematic thing? A lot of Trump products– especially Ivanka Trump’s– aren’t made in America, which is kind of awkward.
Asked whether the president would use his “Made in America” week to commit the Trump organization and his daughter’s brand to make more of their products in America, rather than overseas, Ferre was non-committal.
“We’ll get back to you on that,” she said.
Abigail Klem, the president of Ivanka’s brand, said they’d like to move manufacturing to the US, but it isn’t possible at this point.
— Dan Eggen (@DanEggenWPost) July 16, 2017
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) July 16, 2017
Too bad they can’t show any products made by the Trump family https://t.co/gftAClST2B
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 16, 2017
White House today unveils “Made in America” week promoting USA products.
Also today, WaPo runs investigation of Ivanka’s global factories.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) July 16, 2017
Trump Administration promoting “Made in America Week”.
— TSJB 📌 (@TSJB45) July 16, 2017
Per pool, this week will be “Made in America week”. Asked if Trump will use this to have Ivanka products made in US: “We’ll get back to you”
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) July 16, 2017
Look– the Trumps know business and are perfect examples of what happens when taxes are too high and government regulations too hefty. The point isn’t that they’ve done everything perfect– the point is, they want to CHANGE the current dynamic. There’s a difference. I’m sure they’d love to produce all their stuff in the United States, but the high taxes and overbearing government regulations make that virtually impossible.
Back to the bigger picture. You want to know why Trump supporters like this stuff? American pride. For 8 years, we had a president who was ashamed of American greatness, and now we have a president who loves the country as much as we do.
By the way, it looks like this isn’t the only special week ahead.
From the White House: next week is "Made in America" week. The following week is "American Heroes" week. Then: "American Dream" week.
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) July 16, 2017