Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Hypocrisy: Made in America

For Trump, highlighting US -made products is inconsistent with his practices as a businessman.

During Monday's White House press briefing, Yahoo News's White House Correspondent Hunter Walker asked Press Secretary Sean Spicer whether the Trump family would stop manufacturing products overseas.

The president is also expected to issue a proclamation July 19 on the importance of making goods in America. "Certain things we may not have capacity to do here, in terms of a plant or factory".

Following the White House's unveiling of the "Made in America" idea, google trend came up with an interesting data, which showed that people, a lot of them actually, searched for two key terms and they were "Trump products" and "Made in America".

Walker's question came at the beginning of the Trump-initiated "Made in America" week, a time for focusing on USA manufacturing.

The effort comes amid escalating inquiries into possible ties between Trump campaign aides and the Russian government, which intelligence agencies have concluded meddled in the 2016 election in an effort to help Mr. Trump win.

There's just one glaringly obvious problem with that - it's a quality the Trumps themselves have struggled to uphold, relying heavily on foreign manufacturing to make their products.

The Trump organization outsources product manufacturing to factories located in Bangladesh, China and Mexico among many other countries, according to The Washington Post. "Vice President Pence stood by the door of the vehicle as Trump went inside".

In keeping with its America First platform, the White House has declared this week "Made in America" week. The administration responded by saying, "We'll get back to you on that".

It seems the Trump administration wants to take control of the policy messages coming out of the White House - with some "themed weeks".

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