President Trump will appear on the White House grounds today in order to kick off his administration’s “Made in America” week. The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET.
“Made in America” week is the latest in a series of themed weeks where the Trump Administration focused their political messaging around various developmental issues. As the theme implies, the White House will now celebrate American products and domestic manufacturing.
The week will begin with a showcase of American vehicles, some of which have already started lining up in front of the president’s mansion:
Made in America trucks (and boat and a forklift) on the South Lawn. The president will be touring them later. pic.twitter.com/BfzvjGuSCo
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 17, 2017
As the week progresses, Trump will hold further events to celebrate local products from all 50 states, and he will also attend the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier.
The White House’s new theme is already taking flak from those pointing out the Trump Organization’s business history. Despite Trump’s rhetoric on job growth and American manufacturing, both the president and his daughter have outsourced several of their brand products to foreign countries.
Last week, Ivanka Trump came under fire due to an investigative report about how many of her goods are made by low-wage factory workers in countries like Bangladesh, China, and Indonesia.
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