Rand Paul On ‘Made in America’ Week: I Buy Wal-Mart Shirts Made Overseas for $7
Last week the White House celebrated “Made in America” week, which was a chance to promote
all the mostly products produced in these United States of America. During a visit to CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Rand Paul was asked by host Jake Tapper about the seeming hypocrisy that a lot of the very products produced under President Donald Trump‘s own licensed brand of products are made overseas.
Senator Paul’s response is sure to endear himself to the part of his base of supporters who also look for affordable clothing when he announced that he purchase his shirts at Wal-Mart, which he sometimes gets for $7, adding “amazing deal.” He then, very reasonably, explained the value of international trade deals that allows everyday products to be made overseas that for much less cost to manufacturers.
Mr. Paul argued that the vast savings companies enjoy from such relationships turns to a real savings that “allows working class people to have savings to get a television set, to go on vacation, to buy gas for their truck,” adding “so trade is really a good thing.” However logical this position is, it somewhat flies in the face of what Trump’s mission in the “Made in America” week.
Tapper lauded his guest for appreciating his position on helping “low income individuals that shop at Target and Wal-Mart” before giving a zing at the membership fee at Mar-a-Lago at $200,000 and “ the foreign workers that they’re trying to hire.”
Paul didn’t take the bait, cooling saying “yeah, that’s a different situation.”
Watch the clip above courtesy of CNN.
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