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Washington - White House Planning 'Made In America' Week

Published on: July 16, 2017 05:00 PM
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President Donald Trump waves to spectators as he watches the third round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament from his observation booth, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)President Donald Trump waves to spectators as he watches the third round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament from his observation booth, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington - Plagued by daily revelations related to the escalating Russia investigations, the White House is dubbing the coming week “Made in America week” as it tries to focus on issues that matter to the president’s base.

Speaking to reporters at a hotel near President Donald Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, White House director of media affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre said Sunday that the White House will be hosting a “Made in America” product showcase Monday featuring products from all 50 states.

The president also is expected to issue a proclamation Wednesday on the importance of making goods in America, and will travel to Virginia on Saturday for the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford, a new aircraft carrier.

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“For too long our government has forgotten the American worker. Their interests were pushed aside for global projects and their wealth was taken from the communities and shipped overseas,” said Ferre. “Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, not only will the American worker never be forgotten, but they will be championed.”

Trump has pledged to bring back U.S. manufacturing jobs lost to technological innovation and outsourcing by scaling back regulations and renegotiating the country’s trade deals. It’s an issue that resonates with the president’s base, and one that senior aides sought to highlight Sunday as the president spent the weekend attending the U.S. Women’s Open golf championship at a course he owns.

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 Trump win.

But critics have accused Trump of hypocrisy when he’s pushed “Made in America” in the past because so many of the products he and his family members have sold over the years were manufactured overseas. That includes merchandise sold under his own name and his eldest daughter’s, including clothing items and shoes.

Asked whether the president would use his “Made in America” week to commit the Trump organization and his daughter’s brand to make more of their products in America, rather than overseas, Ferre was non-committal.

“We’ll get back to you on that,” she said.

The president’s financial assets are currently being held in a trust. Ivanka Trump stepped back from day-to-day management of her brand before taking on an official role as a White House adviser.



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 Jul 16, 2017 at 06:41 PM hashomer Says:

More hype, more hot air, more slogans by the Orange Yutz. His busineeses are overseas, Ivankala's factories are overseas. Make America Gag Again. Blerf...

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 Jul 16, 2017 at 07:28 PM Educated Archy Says:

So any constructive thing the president wants to do it's all because he is not plagued by Russia ? It's not because he is trying to do what he was elected to do ? Then you want to tell me it's not fake news ? Such fact twisters . Nothing the man ever does is good by the AP . Liars so very sad

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 Jul 16, 2017 at 09:26 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Educated Archy Says:

So any constructive thing the president wants to do it's all because he is not plagued by Russia ? It's not because he is trying to do what he was elected to do ? Then you want to tell me it's not fake news ? Such fact twisters . Nothing the man ever does is good by the AP . Liars so very sad

If the president wanted to *DO* something, he would move his own manufacturing from China to the USA.

But he's not doing that. Instead, he's making a PR stunt at taxpayer expense.

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 Jul 16, 2017 at 11:15 PM Frish Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

More hype, more hot air, more slogans by the Orange Yutz. His busineeses are overseas, Ivankala's factories are overseas. Make America Gag Again. Blerf...

Obama's going into hiding cause hes not made in America

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 01:41 AM alterknaker Says:

The janitors in trump tower are american, true or false (news)

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 05:14 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Frish Says:

Obama's going into hiding cause hes not made in America

"Obama is going into hiding he is not Made in the USA" Ha Ha Funny Trump is Made in Germany and his wife is Made in Slovenia.

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 05:17 AM Anonymous Says:

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Frish Says:

Obama's going into hiding cause hes not made in America

There is nothing Made in USA in Trumps universe. His wife Made in Slovakia, his shoes in China, his Shirt in Vietnam. his ideas in Russia.

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 05:41 AM yaakov doe Says:

Are the shoes Ivanka sells going to be made in America this week?

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 07:07 AM Butterfly Says:

Is Ivanka starting to make to Fall line or her Winter line in America or is it still going to be in China or some other Far Eastern country?

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 07:51 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #4  
Frish Says:

Obama's going into hiding cause hes not made in America

Neither is Siemens , favored in Boro Park, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, BMW

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 09:31 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #2  
Educated Archy Says:

So any constructive thing the president wants to do it's all because he is not plagued by Russia ? It's not because he is trying to do what he was elected to do ? Then you want to tell me it's not fake news ? Such fact twisters . Nothing the man ever does is good by the AP . Liars so very sad

Steel for the keystone pipeline he authorized is from China. He's a hypocrite and a fraud but a good propagandist.

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 10:17 AM Educated Archy Says:

So why won't the president make his own stuff in China?

Its a process in the making. You can't just shut down al your China factories over night. Furthermore, taxes and reguations have to be mad more favorable so that businesses remain solvent if they manufacture in the USA. Again its a process that the presdient has to go threw before he and Ivanka just shut down their china factories. The process starts with promoting those companies that were able to make stuff in the USA thereby raising the issue.

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 11:48 AM Anonymous Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

So why won't the president make his own stuff in China?

Its a process in the making. You can't just shut down al your China factories over night. Furthermore, taxes and reguations have to be mad more favorable so that businesses remain solvent if they manufacture in the USA. Again its a process that the presdient has to go threw before he and Ivanka just shut down their china factories. The process starts with promoting those companies that were able to make stuff in the USA thereby raising the issue.

More weak excuses for Trump's hypocrisy!
He started running over two years ago, and his election was over 10 months ago. In all that time, he never even mentioned plans to move his operations back to the U.S.
Besides, if he's going to wait till taxes and regulations are supposedly more favorable before he moves his businesses back here, why would anyone else do so?

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 12:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Educated Archy Says:

So why won't the president make his own stuff in China?

Its a process in the making. You can't just shut down al your China factories over night. Furthermore, taxes and reguations have to be mad more favorable so that businesses remain solvent if they manufacture in the USA. Again its a process that the presdient has to go threw before he and Ivanka just shut down their china factories. The process starts with promoting those companies that were able to make stuff in the USA thereby raising the issue.

Donald ducky cannot shut dn Chinese factories because china is holding U>S> treasury notees

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 01:36 PM Butterfly Says:

Why don't we ask him where his shirt or tie is made?

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 02:23 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Educated Archy Says:

So why won't the president make his own stuff in China?

Its a process in the making. You can't just shut down al your China factories over night. Furthermore, taxes and reguations have to be mad more favorable so that businesses remain solvent if they manufacture in the USA. Again its a process that the presdient has to go threw before he and Ivanka just shut down their china factories. The process starts with promoting those companies that were able to make stuff in the USA thereby raising the issue.

You have no idea what you're talking about. That doesn't stop you from spouting off, but you are not doing anyone a service by spewing your nonsense in public, because maybe, just maybe, someone out there might actually believe something you say.

Trump has no factories in China. In fact, it's very rare for any American to actually own a business in China proper. All Trump has is contracts and licensing agreements with Chinese businesses to let the Chinese do the actual business with Trump's name.

And you obviously have never done business with the Chinese if you think you can't shut them down over-night. They do business in what most Americans would think is a wacko anarchic fluid mess, and my experience of their notion of contracts is that contracts are more written suggestions and guidelines than commitments.

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