CNN's Jake Tapper: Trump’s “Made in America” push “requires all to pay no attention to the label on Trump” merchandise

Tapper: "Shirts, shoes, hand bags, neckties with the Trump family name have often been manufactured in countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, where labor prices are much cheaper"

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From the July 17 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:

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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): The Money Lead now from the president whose theme was "Make America Great Again" and who brought you the modern-day version of the "America First" slogan. Today, the White House kicked off "Made in America Week," highlighting products made in the U.S. of A., a week that requires us all to pay no attention to the label on Trump brand ties and shirts and much more. The big question, of course, looming over this entire week, do the Trumps plan to lead by example?

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TAPPER: Those wonderful words rarely seem to be printed on Trump products. And as the president launches "Made in America Week" at the White House, the big question looms: "Will President Trump and his family lead by example?"

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TAPPER: Shirts, shoes, hand bags, neckties with the Trump family name have often been manufactured in countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, where labor costs are much cheaper, something the businessman tried to explain to me in 2015 when I confronted him on where my Trump tie had been made.

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TAPPER: Ivanka Trump's fashion line has long since worked with manufacturers in China. President Trump's daughter took a leave of absence from her company in January, but still retains an ownership stake. The company declined to comment for this story.

The contrast in messaging is not lost on critics who are tagging the president and his family on social media, posting photos of Donald and Ivanka Trump brand merchandise purported to be made elsewhere.

Previously:

CNN’s David Fahrenthold exposes the hypocrisy of Trump’s push for companies to manufacture products in the US

TV News Scrutiny Of Ivanka Trump’s Conflicts Of Interest Spurred By New Bombshell

CNN Panel: Trump Attacking Nordstrom Highlights His Many Potential "Conflicts Of Interest"
 

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