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Trump’s Oddly Hypocritical ‘Made in America’ Week – The View

Trump's Oddly Hypocritical 'Made in America' Week - The View

Trump's Oddly Hypocritical 'Made in America' Week - The View

The Trump administration made a puzzling choice in declaring this week to be ‘Made in America’ week. A “Russia, Our Sister Country Week” would be less surprising by far.

Donald Trump claims that he cannot produce his own products in this country because of the cost of doing business, and because of those pesky regulations. To give the devil his due, Trump’s stupid red hats were reportedly made here, as is his ‘spring water.’ Okay, enough sympathy for the devil. You can see the entire list of products Donald and Ivanka Trump import from sweat shops overseas in the Washington Post article.

While it’s obvious that this administration doesn’t plan to lead by example, it is still a complete mystery as to why they chose ‘Made in America’ as a theme. Doing so, glaringly points out their own neglect in supporting American industry and workers. The Trumps prefer to use sweat shop labor, rather than pay a competitive American wage, or invest in factories here in the U.S..Ivanka collects funds for a nebulous women’s equality scam, yet she continues to import goods from countries where women are abused and severely underpaid.

As a panelist on The View pointed out, the Trumps seem to believe that no one has the ability to look up the origin of their product lines. Understandably, they only use the internet for Twitter – who knew you could look anything up? While the Clan Trump assumes we are in the dark about the origins of their products, here are but a few of the items they import on the cheap to sell to Americans..

Vodka made in Holland – reportedly moved to Israel
Trump Home Collection such as bookcases, picture frames, and wardrobes, made in India.
Pens, towels, and bathrobes at Trump hotels are made in China.
Components for furniture piece such as beds and dining tables in the Trump by Dorya line were made in Germany and Turkey.
Trump Home by Rogaska tabletop collection featured a crystal and china collection with a company based in Slovenia
Trump shirts were made in China, Bangladesh, Honduras and Vietnam. PolitiFact Virginia found some Trump sport coats made in India. The Clinton campaign pointed to import data from 2007 that showed a Trump men’s shirt shipment marked as made in South Korea.
Trump suits on Amazon.com show they were imported, Made in USA or both. In actuality they were made in Indonesia.
Still other Trump brand suits are imported from Mexico and China.

Manufacturing information online is not always reliable — for example, a photo of one shirt shows a “Made in Bangladesh” label, but the item description says it was made in China. This may be a reflection of the different countries that products sometimes pass through before they are ultimately shipped into the United States.

The Clinton ad claims that “Trump’s products have been made in 12 other countries.” This is correct. We know of at least 12 countries where Trump products were manufactured (China, the Netherlands, Mexico, India, Turkey, Slovenia, Honduras, Germany, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Korea). Further, Trump products transited other countries through the packaging and shipping process — meaning workers in more than 12 countries contributed to getting many of Trump’s products made, packaged and delivered to the United States