Trump’s White House Is Planning A “Made in America” Week Event
Plagued by daily revelations pegged to the Russia investigations, the White House is trying to distract the nation towards issues that “matter” to the president’s base.
Speaking to reporters at a hotel near Donald Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, Helen Aguirre Ferre, the White House director of media affairs, said Sunday (July 16) that they will be hosting a “Made in America” product showcase for Monday (July 17) featuring products from all 50 states.
Trump is attempting to shift attention from the escalating investigations into Russian hacking of the 2016 elections with his “Made in America” week situation. After Monday, on Wednesday, Trump will issue a proclamation 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.
“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.” With Trump’s pledge to bring back U.S. manufacturing jobs is an issue that resonates with his base, and one that senior aides sought to highlight in the midst of the controversy involving his son, Donald Trump Jr.
Critics have already begun to blast Trump with hypocrisy claims because of the fact that so many of his Trump-branded products that are sold by him and his family members were manufactured overseas. When asked whether Trump would use his “Made in America” week to commit the Trump organization and his daughter’s brands to be “made in America,” rather than overseas, Ferre was non-committal, saying, “We’ll get back to you on that.”
Sounds like the Trump Administration is looking to play games with the American people once again.