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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:12 AM

Donald Trump's 'Made in America' week marred by criticism of company's overseas manufacturing deal

Source: Independent




White House initiative undermined by Trump Organization's habit of taking advantage of cheap labour in foreign climes


3 hours ago

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The week will begin Monday with a “Made in America product showcase” featuring crafts and other items created in each of the 50 states. The president plans to issue a declaration Wednesday and deliver remarks on the importance of making things in the United States. 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.



“This week the Trump administration will honour the amazing American workers and companies who have products that are made in America,” Helen Ferre, the White House's director of media affairs, told reporters at a briefing here Sunday. She said America sets “the world standard for quality and craftsmanship.”

For Trump, highlighting US-made products is inconsistent with his practices as a businessman. For years, the Trump Organization has outsourced much of its product manufacturing, relying on a global network of factories in a dozen countries - including Bangladesh, China and Mexico - to make its clothing, home decor pieces and other items.


Similarly, the clothing line of Ivanka Trump, the President's older daughter and a senior White House adviser, relies exclusively on foreign factories employing low-wage workers in countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and China, according to a recent Washington Post investigation..............................

Asked at Sunday's briefing whether “Made in America” week would include a commitment from the Trump Organization or Ivanka Trump's company to make more of their products in the United States, Ferre told reporters, “We'll get back to you on that.”......................






Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-made-in-america-week-overseas-manufacturing-products-outsourcing-a7844651.html



I read that the WH will be setting up an exhibition in the WH--expect all cable news to cover it over and over.





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Reply Donald Trump's 'Made in America' week marred by criticism of company's overseas manufacturing deal (Original post)
riversedge Jul 2017 OP
George II Jul 2017 #1
Rollo Jul 2017 #2
George II Jul 2017 #3
TexasBushwhacker Jul 2017 #19
flibbitygiblets Jul 2017 #4
riversedge Jul 2017 #5
DK504 Jul 2017 #6
LiberalLovinLug Jul 2017 #17
Cryptoad Jul 2017 #7
FakeNoose Jul 2017 #10
riversedge Jul 2017 #22
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2017 #23
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2017 #8
Achilleaze Jul 2017 #9
SCVDem Jul 2017 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2017 #12
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2017 #13
Scarsdale Jul 2017 #14
YOHABLO Jul 2017 #15
Elwood P Dowd Jul 2017 #16
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2017 #18
Sunlei Jul 2017 #21
Sunlei Jul 2017 #20

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:19 AM

1. What's this, a freaking crafts fair at the white house? How juvenile!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:21 AM

2. And when Trump found he couldn't outsource building a Manhattan hotel overseas...

He imported cheap undocumented labor from Poland, having them work without proper safety gear and below union wages, courtesy of the Mob.

We have the best criminal president that money can buy.

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Response to Rollo (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:02 AM

3. And used steel from China.

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 04:06 PM

19. And sheetrock n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:06 AM

4. They should have just called it "Stunning Hypocrisy Week"

That these horrible people would actually have the balls to tell others to buy products "made in America" really tells you so much about their lack of self-reflection and morals.

Oh, and did they ever find that Chinese investigative reporter who disappeared while checking out human rights abuses perpetrated on workers at Princess Ivanka's slave labor factory?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:34 AM

5. Yes. good words for what this WH craft show is.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:14 AM

6. OMG

"This week the Trump administration will honour the amazing American workers and companies who have products that are made in America,”

Do they even realize how stupid they are?

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Response to DK504 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:26 PM

17. No,

But they do realize how stupid their supporters are.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:14 AM

7. Here is a list of Trump Brand Products Made in America,,,,

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:39 AM

10. Well he plants grass seed at his golf courses

I would expect that's probably made in the USA.

Can't think of much else.

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 05:46 PM

22. I think his redhats are made in the U.S. I saw a video during the campaign about it- Maybe that has

changed.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 07:53 AM

23. AFAIK, the "official" ones are.

The Chinese-made ones are counterfeit.

It's not as if I have one lying around.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:18 AM

8. "Live in three hours"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:20 AM

9. freaking republicans are the Greatest Lying Hypocrites of all time

republican "values" are right out of the freaking cesspool

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:48 AM

11. Instead of buy American

How about 'Look for the Union Label!?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:51 AM

12. What does tweet about Ronald Reagan have to do with this article / issue? Nothing that I can see. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:35 AM

13. "Made in America" theme week at the White House? Are they kidding?

Their own election wasn't even made in America.





Hat tip, a commenter at JoeMyGod: http://www.joemygod.com/2017/07/17/homeland-security-release-mar-lago-visitor-logs/

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Exactly!!



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:03 PM

14. Ivanka's face

was certainly "Made In America" since the one she was born with was unacceptable to her daddy.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:12 PM

15. It seems everything in Walmart has been made in China.

In fact everything is made in China ... and of very poor quality.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:20 PM

16. Well, he does have this Made In America product....

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:09 PM

18. The state-by-state list of "made in America" products is questionable.

Shocked, huh?

Made in America

In Connecticut, Sikorsky is listed as a manufacturer of "Model helicopters."

In Georgia, "Chick Fil A" (the WH provided the punctuation) is listed as a manufacturer of food. How does a fast food restaurant get to be thought of as a manufacturer?

In Louisiana, Marucci Sports is listed as a manufacturer of baseball bats. Kentucky? Lousiville Sluggers? Never heard of them.

For Iowa, rather than RMA Armament, a manufacturer of "Body armor, dummies," wouldn't some of the various wind turbine manufacturers have been worthy of note?

Texas (Stetson) and Illinois (Caterpillar), sure. North Dakota? No Bobcats?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 04:37 PM

21. I want a Bobcat.

they're really useful

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 04:13 PM

20. How many American prison slaves work for Corporations for cheap or 20 cents an hour? 250k? or more?

Congress raise the GD Federal minimum wage to $10 an hour and MAKE Corporations pay Federal minimum wage to Americas millions of Prison slaves!

Then they would hire local Americans!!

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