It's "Made in America" Week (except if you're a Trump)

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 18, 2017

President Trump and his daughter Ivanka have been slammed for making their products overseas. "The handsome thing about a capitalistic society is if there's enough of a demand for it, it will happen", Spicer told reporters during a press briefing.

"By offering each state the opportunity to showcase a Made In America product, President Trump reaffirms this administration's commitment to further encourage manufacturing in the United States that will further stimulate the economy and create jobs", the White House said.

"He thanked us for staying in Camden, New Jersey, all these years", Johnston said. But to talk about them when faced with tougher questions?

Trump then asked how the new Sikorsky S-76D, a commercial chopper, is doing. "There are certain things we may not have the capacity to do here".

The proposed cuts have highlighted a central tension in Trump's administration: that his policies often directly impact the businesses he and his family members continue to own while they are in public office.

Here's the deal: The belief is that Trump is Trump's best spokesman.

"Again, it's not appropriate me for to stand up here and comment about a business and I believe that's a little out of bounds", he said, as the line of questioning wound down at the press briefing.

A recent Washington Post report found that Ivanka Trump's brand of apparel and accessories are made exclusively overseas in countries such as Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. The effort has, for the most part, been a failure: "Infrastructure Week" was overshadowed by the Senate testimony of James Comey; "Workforce Development Week", which was touted by Ivanka Trump, was undercut by her father's budget; and "Technology Week", a Jared Kushner pet project, did little to distract from reports that the president had just come under investigation for obstruction of justice.

First, the President's tweet this morning: "Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent".

"The president has been a very successful businessman on a number of fronts and a number of areas and industries", Spicer told reporters.

A White House official ducked the question when CBS Correspondent Mark Knoller asked about products made overseas.

Drawing on Roosevelt, Trump touted the importance of "reciprocity" in the US' trading relationships with other countries.

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