In a move intended to draw attention to issues that matter to the President and his support base, The White House has declared this the beginning of “Made in America Week.”
White House director of media affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre said the White House will be hosting a “Made in America” product showcase featuring products from all 50 states.
The theme week and showcase are an effort to call to remembrance the President’s pledge to remedy the government’s abandonment of the American worker. The pledge also includes bringing back manufacturing jobs.
Ferre said, “Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, not only will the American worker never be forgotten, but they will be championed.”
President Trump, who spent the weekend watching the U.S. Women’s Open golf championship at a course he owns, plans to reinvigorate American manufacturing jobs by streamlining regulations and renegotiating U.S. trade deals.
Critics are quick to point out that the Trump brands are not American made, and say the theme week reeks of hypocrisy. The U.S. President’s preferred communication outlet, Twitter, has erupted with quips regarding the leader’s foreign manufacturing and low-paid workers.
First daughter, Ivanka Trump‘s brand is also a prime target for critics, with many posting pics of the “Made in China” labels from her products. The unpaid “adviser” to the President has stepped back from the day-to-day management of her brand in order to focus on her White House commitments.
Combined with swirling headlines of Russian election interference, and another delay in overturning Obamacare, the President’s hopes for “Made in America Week” may only serve to fuel the democratic party’s raging fire.
Additional theme weeks are scheduled for the White House including “American Heroes” and “American Dreams.”
The president also is expected to travel to Virginia on Saturday for the commissioning of the new aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford.