Hypocrisy: Made in America


Monday kicked off "Made in America" week, where President Donald Trump says he plans to focus on manufacturing and domestically made products.

Trump has pledged to bring back United States manufacturing jobs by scaling back regulations and renegotiating the country's trade deals.

"I'm wondering whether you can tell us if "Made in America" week will include the Trump Organization or Ivanka Trump brands committing to stop manufacturing wares overseas", Walker asked of Spicer on Friday.

This would give a tax credit to companies that conduct research and development in the U.S.as well as manufacture products from that research and development.

Trump previously met with Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup, in February, when she was invited to the White House State Dining Room to discuss American manufacturing with more than two dozen fellow manufacturing executives, including Kenneth Frazier, chairman and CEO of Merck, and Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson.

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Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended the Trump family's penchant for making products overseas by blaming supply chains in the U.S. The Post also reports that Mr. Trump's daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump's clothing line relies exclusively on foreign manufacturing for production of its goods.

"We'll get back to you on that", she said.

At one point or another, Trump has also promised tariffs on goods made in Mexico and China to level the playing field for goods that are made in America. The Washington Post earlier reported that most of Ivanka's products are made by low-wage workers in countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia and China.

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