Foreign Policy Speech Vol. 9: Most Trump Products Made In China

Sorry about missing a post yesterday, I was in the woods without a WiFi connection.

Donald Trump has consistently blasted US companies that move jobs overseas, especially to Mexico and China. He has sworn to boycott Apple, Carrier Air Conditioners and even Oreo cookies for taking manufacturing jobs from the US to cheaper facilities overseas.

In his foreign policy speech of April 27th he commented several times on the outsourcing of jobs:

“NAFTA, as an example, has been a total disaster for the United States and has emptied our states — literally emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs. And I’ve just gotten to see it. I’ve toured Pennsylvania. I’ve toured New York. I’ve toured so many of the states. They have been cleaned out. Their manufacturing is gone.”

“Ending the theft of American jobs will give us resources we need to rebuild our military, which has to happen and regain our financial independence and strength.”

“Our president has allowed China to continue its economic assault on American jobs and wealth, refusing to enforce trade deals and apply leverage on China.”

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As it turns out Trump is literally not putting his money where his mouth is. Trump ties are made in China. Most Trump suits are made in China. 800 items in the Ivanka Trump fashion line were examined and every single one of them was “imported.” Not a single piece of her fashion line was manufactured in America.

Trump has tried to defend this hypocrisy by saying that it is impossible to compete with China because of their manipulation of currency. The tens of thousands of companies that actually care about American manufacturing jobs and make their products in the US would disagree.

Sources:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feg-onymzXA

http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/08/news/economy/donald-trump-trade/

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