Trump Pushes ‘Made in America’ as White House Defends Trump Companies Making Products Overseas

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President Trump said on July 17 that the US will no longer allow other countries to "break the rules, steal our jobs and drain our wealth" during the White House's "Made in America" week. (The Washington Post)

Reprinted from The Washington Post by Abby Phillip on July 17, 2017.

President Trump wants more products to be stamped with “Made in America” again, but on Monday, the White House wouldn’t say he was willing to apply that standard to the products sold by his companies or those of his daughter Ivanka Trump.

To launch “Made in America” week, President Trump showcased products made in all 50 states. He argued that making products in the United States was an act of patriotism and national security. ..

But a Washington Post investigation last week found that many of Trump’s own products are made overseas and the products sold by his daughter Ivanka Trump’s companies are also similarly made in countries such as China, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Asked whether the president would begin by making his own commitment to making products in the United States, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to comment on the president’s businesses.

“It’s not appropriate for me to stand up here and talk about a business,” Spicer said. “That would be a little out of bounds.” …

The Washington Post 7/17

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