Trumps’ Made In America Hypocrisy
President Trump has deemed this “Made in America” week, but he won’t be featuring any Trump-branded products. President Trump outsources his products, when he can be making them here in America, and Ivanka Trump makes her products exclusively in foreign factories. The hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Trump outsourced Trump-branded products, including Trump ties, suits, accessories, shirts, eyeglasses and decor, even though there were factories making similar products in New York, Michigan and North Carolina.
Letterman: “Where are the ties made… these are beautiful ties. The ties are made in where, China?… The ties were made in China.”
Trump: “I’ve been very open about that…. You buy that at Macys, by the way.”
In fact, Trump outsources Trump-branded products to at least 12 countries.
Washington Post: “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.
It’s not just President Trump – his senior advisor, Ivanka Trump, relies exclusively on foreign factories to make her products and her brand lags behind the rest of the apparel industry in monitoring their foreign factories and disclosure.
Washington Post: “While President Trump has chastised companies for outsourcing jobs overseas, an examination by The Washington Post has revealed the extent to which Ivanka Trump’s company relies exclusively on foreign factories in countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and China, where low-wage laborers have limited ability to advocate for themselves.”
Washington Post: “And while Ivanka Trump published a book this spring declaring that improving the lives of working women is ‘my life’s mission,’ The Post found that her company lags behind many in the apparel industry when it comes to monitoring the treatment of the largely female workforce employed in factories around the world.
“The company still has no immediate plans to follow the emerging industry trend of publishing the names and locations of factories that produce its goods.”