Pres. Trump to Kick Off ‘Made in America Week’ With Product Showcase

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July 17, 2017

OAN Newsroom

The White House is kicking-off “Made in America Week,” re-focusing on President Trump’s “America first” campaign promise from the 2016 election.

This week the president and his administration plan to honor American workers and companies who make products here in the U.S.

The campaign will focus on American values, and is set to continue through the rest of July.

A product showcase will take place on the White House lawn on Monday, highlighting products made in all 50 states.

This comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a measure that would give incentives to increase manufacturing in the U.S.

Several representatives and senators recently introduced the “Invent and Manufacture in America Act”.

This would give a tax credit to companies that conduct research and development in the U.S. as well as manufacture products from that research and development.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the U.S. has lost five million manufacturing jobs since 2000.

  • Cubana Barbie

    Ask for 🇺🇸 Made at every store.

  • andrew moore

    Kind of hard to grow your own when you live in an urban environment…..Neighbors kind of frown on having cows, chickens, and hogs roaming in your back yard.

  • 808Americans

    I remember when my health care was made in America.

  • KennyEee

    Love my garden and the wife cans a lot. So we have food in the pantry that does not have the chemical on it! Going to try and get some pork and beef from a relative that has a farm. I distill city water. I’ve had cancer , ok now as far as i know. However all these things we do, we are still going to die!!

    • andrew moore

      drinking distilled water can be bad for you in the long run….Distilled water is good for cleansing the body for a short time but if drank all the time will lead to the water pulling needed minerals out of the cells. Best bet would be to drink spring water most of the time with an occasional run of drinking distilled water. Sorry to hear you have cancer buy YEAH to hear you are ok now…..FYI….There is a company in Houston Texas with a ticker tape sign BPTH (not trying to sell the company just informing the public of their ground breaking research) which has in phase two trials a DNA based delivery system for cancer curing drugs which is non radio active and nontoxic and has a great cure rate. They also have several drugs for other cancer drugs in phase one trials….you should check them out.

      • KennyEee

        I’ve heard that about the distilled water so I figured the vitamins would take care of it. Actually i’m just using the distilled water for iced tea so it won’t be cloudy and also in my coffee. It does make the coffee better. My opinion! After that I do drink the spring water!

        • andrew moore

          The vitamins will help…Also something for you to look into is drinking undistilled apple cider vinegar. If you cannot drink it straight then mix it with some cranapple/crangrape drink. Two tablespoons twice a day. You will feel the difference in about two weeks….amazing stuff….cured my indigestion and my plantar fasciitis that my doc couldn’t cure. Great for the thyroid, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

          • KennyEee

            I’ve don the vinegar but use honey with it and mixed with water and a little lemon juice!! What a breakfast!!

  • tedlv

    Fix our horrible corporate taxes, and manufacturing will return to the US.

    • Wink Martindale

      Sorry, American’s wont work for $1.50 an hour

  • SayNO2Liberalism

    Make America Great, Again!

  • magic1114

    Libs and Antifa to protest. They believe it’s not inclusive for those that choose not to work and either hang out in Mommy’s basement playing video games or are out throwing tantrums and breaking other peoples property…

  • Wendy M

    Good, I hope it helps. We try very hard to purchase USA stuff, but companies now seem to be going out of their way to disguise where things are coming from. Many products are labeled with “distributed by” and “produced for” with absolutely no clue as to any country of origin. I can see a problem with some things that may have a bunch of ingredients sourced from several different places that might be difficult to fit on a label, but it could be made available on a web site for people who are interested. And more people are becoming interested.

  • Mary Beth Brown

    I’d be curious to know what clothing Mr. Trump was wearing ( his own line??) for this Made in America Showcase and where was it manufactured ?

    • tedlv

      Are there more important things to worry about than where Trump’s boxers were made?

      • Mary Beth Brown

        Agree ! There are many more important things to worry about with this administration, but I can’t ignore the hypocrisy of the Be American Buy American, manufacture in America etc spouted from this man wearing his own clothing line manufactured in China, Vietnam, Honduras. Bangladesh, Mexico, Indonesia … Look up the saying ” do as I say, not as i do” and you’ll find a picture of Donald Trump.

  • FreedomFighter

    Your TDS is acting up again. Take your meds libtard.

  • Bill Jr

    Pres. Trump To Kick Off ‘Obama Made America Weak’ Tour With Showcase of Military Aircraft And Hardware That Don’t Work Due Too Lack of Spare Parts.

  • Mark

    MAGA Mr. President.

  • Margaret Keller

    I think it is about time we started made in America lets buy America

    • Its what we have been telling people for twenty years.

    • tedlv

      Let’s fix the corporate tax debacle so companies can afford to make products here.

  • Dean

    Only one person to blame for the made in China problem and with the loss of so many U.S. jobs. Former President JIMMY CATER

    • FreedomFighter

      “Carter” not Cater. Yes, the second worst president in the last 75 years. He thanks Obama for moving him off the bottom of the barrel.

  • We have been celebrating Made in America Every Day for nearly 20 years. When we launched in 1998, it was hard to find made in USA products. Things have gotten much easier. It helps when politically leaders bring attention to the issues as well. We need manufacturing to thrive as a nation. We cannot be solely a consumer economy. When you Buy American, you create jobs for Americans. Its that easy.

    • stevens123

      When you buy products from overseas you create jobs for Americans as well. Ex.: shipping, warehouse, sales, transportation, etc.

      • Sure you do, and the profits from those imported products go back to the country of origin, they dont stay in the US and continue to create more jobs.

        • stevens123

          Some do, some don’t. Jobs are jobs. The dock worker and the auto factory worker make about the same. One could work building Toyotas and the other an American company unloading containers of clothing from China. Both raise their families on the money they earn, creating jobs here and abroad. Neither really cares who they work for, just that they are working.

          • You would be surprised how many people don’t want to see the PRC take their money. That is what happens when we buy things made in China. It goes to nations who could care less about individual liberty and freedom.

          • stevens123

            The PRC doesn’t take anyone’s money. Individuals make their own buying decisions based on their needs, values and limited resources. Where that money goes is way down on the priorities list.

          • The slave labor used in China creates the lower prices. Chinese companies pay 25% directly to PRC. People do care about a country that allows a dog and cat eating festival. Those who care about the environment understand the more local you buy the better for us all. They also care about the cheap products they buy when they quickly become useless.

          • stevens123

            All Chinese workers are paid, thus they are not slaves. Again, you can care about the environment, etc. once your family has food, clothing and shelter.

          • Nice try, I never said a thing about slaves. Since you brought it up, average pay in China is .50-3.00 per hour. Family always comes first however, it is far better for our nation to have American owned companies.

          • stevens123

            “The slave labor used in China…” your words.

            So what if the hourly rate in China is $0.50? The products they produce, as you stated, are inferior quality.

            Let’s use a real life example: Dephi is a large auto manufacturing supplier of mufflers. About 20 years ago they moved production to China to save on labor cost and avoid burdensome regs (a separate topic). They saved so much on labor that it made sense to pay the extra cost for shipping and time it took to get products back to US buyers. The problem was the quality was so poor the company ended up spending more to fix faulty products. 5 years ago they moved their production back to the US because it was costing too much to produce in China.

            You need to consider some hard #s. There are 330 million people in the US, but over 6 billion in the world. Where do you think growth potential is for US companies? It’s overseas. A protectionist strategy will only alienate us from the rest of the world. Trump is getting ready to levy tariffs on imported steel because of dumping by Belgians, Chinese and others. Question: who do you think gets the tariff money? Us? Not hardly. Who do you think ultimately pays the tariff? The manufacturer? Yes, but it is passed on to us.

          • Pezgun

            Mmmm not quite. You’re forgetting the supply chain that provides the materials and people who work the jobs supporting all that. There is a whole web of infrastructure behind every manufacturing plant. From facility maintenance workers to truck drivers, security, even the guy with the food truck in the parking lot and the lawn service company
            If we don’t buy the product, all that falls apart. You must have never held a job that seves the local market. It means a lot to see your neighbors enjoy things your job provided.

          • stevens123

            And there is a whole infrastructure that serves products made overseas. It is good to see your neighbor have a job regardless of whether it supporting products made here or abroad.

  • stevens123

    Reform the tax code, lower the corporate tax rate and cut back some regs. Manufacturers will eagerly come to the US.

    Made in America is the same meaningless hooplah as Obama’s Buy America plan.

  • Sui-Juris

    “Invent and Manufacture in America Act”.

    The promotion of “made in America” is long over due. Maybe we can claw back some of the offshored manufacturing.

    • stevens123

      What does claw back mean?

      • Sui-Juris

        Encourage the return of some of the more labor cost sustainable offshored manufacturing with incentives like “the Invent and Manufacture in America Act”.

        • stevens123

          If I may, the term claw back has a very negative connotation.

          Not sure if there was a typo. What do you mean by: Encourage the return of some of the more labor cost sustainable
          offshored manufacturing with incentives like “the Invent and
          Manufacture in America Act”.?

          • Sui-Juris

            Claw back has no negative reference for me. In this application it means ‘to return to a previous state’. As in a social/economic contract.

            For the rest, try to work it out for yourself. I’m starting to feel trolled with you needing a constant explanation of my comments.

          • stevens123

            Not trolling, just trying to understand. You are one of the few folks who use the term off-shoring, which is appropriate, as opposed to the more common, but incorrect, outsourced. As such I am willing to make the effort to clearly understand your point.

            I am hung up on labor cost sustainable offshored manufacturing. Labor costs are but one input of many. Yes, our workforce is expensive, but it is also highly skilled and educated. What this means is we need to be doing jobs commensurate with the value our labor. We do not need to be assembling washing machines or t-shirts, low skill work. We should be building the machines that make the low skill workers more productive.

          • Sui-Juris

            “What this means is we need to be doing jobs commensurate with the value our labor. We do not need to be assembling washing machines or t-shirts, low skill work. We should be building the machines that make the low skill workers more productive.”

            And that is the very meaning of my comment; “Encourage the return of some of the more [labor cost sustainable] offshored [manufacturing] with incentives like “the Invent and Manufacture in America Act”.”

          • stevens123

            Ok, I think we are on the same page. Basically, our labor force should not be trying to compete in industries where our education and skills make us uncompetitive on price. We need to be more like Germany. They send the Chinese the specs for their products and encourage them to try to replicate. The quality of Chinese products is so poor it drives up the price of German products.

  • Chuck Prosser

    Go Trump

  • DC Cooper

    Hey Trump, lead by example. YOU FIRST!!!!

    • Mary Beth Brown

      Agree !

  • Gray Bryson

    and when you call any credit card co, phone company, store, etc and they switch you to Asia or Phillipenes or wherever always insist you want to speak to someone in the US. They will give you a hard time and they will play a game and switch you to a different country other than US and just keep insisting and say IT IS THE LAW and for sure you will get switched here. Nice to talk to people who speak your language fluently and want t help while keeping jobs here

    • PatrickJ

      Almost all companies have a small group of American agents somewhere here in America. If you insist on talking to an American, they will finally connect you.

      • All American

        Yup

    • All American

      Yes always ask who you are speaking to, what country you are calling and request transfer to a CSR in the USA.

      • tedlv

        I’ve been on hold for over an hour recently, after trying to communicate with someone who speaks poor English. Finally got to talk to an American, problem solved quickly.

        • All American

          It happened to me as well!

  • PatrickJ

    Just go to your local Wal-Mart and turn down any aisle. Start picking up products from the shelves. If you find anything made in America I would be surprised. Same for Home Depot or any other major store. I like the fact that the President wants to change that. Chinese products just don’t last. We buy them, use them until they stop working, and then throw them away and buy another one. It’s insane. I can’t tell you how many cordless drills I’ve thrown in the trash.

    • All American

      I find quite a few items in Wal Mart stamped Made in America with our flag stamped next to it. You have to seek and you will find!
      Hone Depot also has quite a bit more Made in America than before.
      They are trending🇺🇸

  • DC Cooper

    A giant amount of Trump products are made outside this country. Ivanka does the same. Now he is crying for everyone else to make it in America. They don’t talk about changing their manufacturers to the US. That means they get a YUGE advantage

    • Joe

      I think if Trump were a major store like Walmart or Target this would make sense…but he and/or his family business are small fries compared to these behemoths….
      He is pushing an agenda to buy American made products….tell me, “what is wrong with that?”

      • DC Cooper

        I LOVE the campaign of MAKE IT IN AMERICA. I also HATE the idea that Trump makes it somewhere else and competes against American made businesses. Thats the advantage he wants. It puts pressure on American companies to manufacture outside of America so they can be competitive.. How do you NOT understand that? the size of the company does not matter at all.

        • Joe

          I understand what you are saying…and the point is valid…but I am looking at the bigger picture of purchasing American made products…but the problem I see today with the media is a constant attack on anything he tries, it does not matter if its good for our country or not the media attacks and unfortunately commentators do the same thing by parroting the media just because Trump said it or pushes for it. If it had been Obama that pushed for it there would be no issue….why is that?

          I like the “made in America” slogan and think we should follow it.

          • DC Cooper

            we agree on that point entirely I think. I can give my personal opinion but cannot speak to why the MSM does what they do. I think a lot of it is valid, but attacking all of it undermines their credibility in my opinion.
            I am old enough to remember when Buy American was the norm. This campaign is not a new invention. I agree with it entirely, just want Trump to play by the rules he champions.

          • Joe

            I think Trump knows corporations won’t listen as they are all about the all mighty dollar…but consumers could force their hand if they reject there China products….

          • FreedomFighter

            I hope you understand that DC Pooper is a stupid libtard gay troll with Trump Derangement Syndrome. He isn’t worth the time of day.

          • tedlv

            That was before the liberals taxed American manufacturing nearly to extinction.

        • tedlv

          What products do Donald Trump actually manufacture?

          • DC Cooper

            how about this, He manufactures tremendous lies. Aside from that, he contracts manufactures to make products he markets and sells for profit. Just like millions of wealthy businessmen around the country.

          • Mary Beth Brown

            Donald J Trump Collection (clothing etc )
            shirts- China, Bangladesh, Honduras, Vietnam
            sports coats – India
            suits- mexico, China
            eyeglasses- China
            Trump Home Brand
            chandeliers, mirrors, bedding, table lamps, cabinets, sofas, barstools,tables and more. – Turkey, Germany, China, India, Slovenia

            Vodka- Netherlands

            just to name a few . . . .

    • Sooooo, go buy what Obama or Hillary produces.

      • FreedomFighter

        He has already sucked that up freely! He’s a sheep.

  • Mark Hom

    Thought that only the subcompact Fords were made in Mexico. News today says that new Ford Fusion mid-size sedans assembled in Mexico and imported to the US showed up at US dealerships with Marijuana smuggled in the trunk spare tire wells. Wonder how many tons of Mexican drugs get to US children this way.

    • Mick60

      That should at LEAST make the American car buyer at the dealer eligible for a YUGE discount on the new car.

    • PatrickJ

      I have heard that they actually put the marijuana inside the tire and then inflate it.

      • andrew moore

        Well that would explain why Fords are pieces of shiot….All their assembly line people are stoned out of their minds.

  • After having to go back to Home Depot to return a product 4 times because it was made in China, this can’t come soon enough. It happens the majority of the time. If you can find them, buy only American made products. MAGA!!!!

    • andrew moore

      Already started doing that years ago…and if the store doesn’t carry anything made in America get the manager and complain and tell them you are going to spend your money somewhere else that supports America and American workers.

      • Well done. We encourage people to do that all the time. I do that myself glad to see others doing it

      • And then go find a store that supports America and American workers!

      • KennyEee

        I always do overtime i can. Watch the freakin food at the stores. However they don’t have to label it from china anymore the way I understand it. Watch some videos on You Tube and the way they package the chicken you eat from there. We went YEARS getting are foods cleaned up and now we take food from China that doesn’t have the rules and regulations we have! Better cooked the SH** out of it!!

        • FreedomFighter

          Oh yes they have to label food with it’s country of origin. Don’t be fooled into believing otherwise.

          • andrew moore

            You are incorrect freedomfighter…..The COOL act was repealed for meat sold in the USA by our congress here just a while back because the WTO brought a lawsuit against the USA for free trade agreement violations..They said that it hurt chicken, beef, and pork manufacturers from other countries…..So it was repealed…..Look it up if you don’t believe me.

          • FreedomFighter

            Damn! … You are correct, but it only applies to beef and pork. No worries for me as I raise my own beef and buy pork from locals on the hoof.

            https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/cool

          • andrew moore

            Yup, our politicians looking out for the well being of other countries rather than for their citizens….I thought it covered chicken as well but I could be wrong.

          • FreedomFighter

            I gave the link and It says just beef and pork. I know our crawfish farmers down here put a stop to the ones that were selling chinese crawfish as a certified Louisiana product when it wasn’t and now all seafood sold in Louisiana has to be labeled where it comes from.

          • andrew moore

            Those fishermen in LA don’t mess around….i am sure they took care of business real quick.

          • FreedomFighter

            Years ago it was with the mexicans flooding the shrimp market. They got that taken care of then the chinese started with the crawfish. It was David Vitter that put a stop to it. The people that voted for that idiot Edwards for governor wish they had voted Vitter right now.

          • ginamero

            As I understand it, the chickens are raised here but shipped to China to be processed then shipped back here…lots of pollution, no wonder he was happy to do the Climate Accord…more money to everyone but us…Lame.

          • andrew moore

            You are correct….the laws in the USA were just changed by the one world politicians to clear the way for the chickens to be shipped to china for processing….Hold onto your hats folks….when this is up and running the outbreak of Salmonella is going to skyrocket here in the USA.

          • andrew moore

            That is what I told my wife…..we will get with two or three neighbors and buy a local cow and split it…put our third in our freezer and have enough meat for the year.

          • FreedomFighter

            My brothers and I used to do that with hogs. Now that my kids are grown and on their own, I split with them.

          • andrew moore

            I am in Texas and have friends with land with wild hogs….If I need pork I just make a call and go hunt a wild pig.

          • FreedomFighter

            I can do that here also but people are poisoning the wild hogs because they are destroying everything so I don’t mess with them.. I am just south of Lake Charles Louisiana.

          • andrew moore

            Ahhhh, poisoning hogs is a bad thing as it leads to the poison being distributed into the wildlife food chain around it. I hate to hear when people are using poison when all they have to do is open their land to hunting and the hogs will be eradicated or at the very least reduced to manageable levels, which is what my land owning friends do and they have no problems whatsoever.

          • FreedomFighter

            They tried that but nobody wants to hunt them. They will hunt deer, ducks and geese but not hogs.

          • andrew moore

            Apparently they have never let the people of Texas know they need help eradicating the hogs…..I would love to come knock a few down and I know of several people who are trying to find places to go hog hunting as well. I think it is more like they don’t want any liability of letting people on their land to hunt because if anything was to happen…..well you know…..people are sue happy.

          • FreedomFighter

            Might be, I don’t know. I do know that the hogs are tearing up the marshes and peoples property. I haven’t had any problems with them yet but it could start. I have coyote problems though but my donkeys take care of them pretty good.

          • andrew moore

            Poison the hogs….the hogs die…..flies/bug lay their eggs in the dead hog….flies/bugs eat poisoned hog…..flies/bugs hatch…..ducks and geese eat the poisoned flies/bugs….ducks and geese become poisoned…..people shoot and eat poisoned ducks/geese…..people become poisoned…..The circle of life/death.

          • FreedomFighter

            I don’t think the ducks and geese eat the flies and bugs. lol

          • ginamero

            Ur misinformed…obama took that option away. You get alot of your food from China.

          • FreedomFighter

            Keep reading the comments.

        • All American

          PRC = People’s Republic of China

        • All American

          Watch if you purchase Whole foods frozen veggies

      • Mark

        Don’t think that complaining to a manager at Home Depot will help. They are just part of the machine. You need to appeal to the CEO.

        • andrew moore

          It may or may not help but either way when his store income drops off because all they carry is made in china junk the CEO will be fully away of why.

          • Mark

            I agree with your principle, but local store managers will have no authority to change the supply chains. That is done at corporate. The manager will not say anything of the sort to his superiors.
            BUT when you spend over $5 you can fill out their survey. That goes straight to corporate. Then they will see your opinion. Say anything you want. Name names.

          • andrew moore

            Well, you could be right…>I will have to start filling out that survey as well then.

          • Mark

            I really think that is the best bet.

          • andrew moore

            Can’t hurt to do both….

      • All American

        Our family does this as well🇺🇸

    • DC Cooper

      So, You have a choice of American made or Chinese made, and you picked Chinese made products. Now you want to take away the option for everyone. What happened to FREE MARKET IDEALS? Want to buy American made products, I think that great. Taking away the option to buy products made anywhere is a communist ideal.

      • Joe

        I think the problem is that most products if not all are “Made in China” or somewhere else….”Made in America” was becoming obsolete; not because it was inferior (usually they are superior) but due to costing more…
        Made in America means the product was made with US standards (always higher than Chinese standards) and they employ a US citizen. A Made in China means an inferior product and a cheaper price that employs a person from China….
        In the first case an American is employed and the money stays in this country…in the latter case the money leaves us and the corporation is the big winner (along with the Chinese employee). If you are okay with that fine, but in time as it has been happening since the late 80’s our employment will suffer….and the evidence is our last election results.

        • DC Cooper

          You don’t see the hypocrisy in Trump launching a Make it America Tour while he Makes it in China? HA ha ha

          • Sui-Juris

            Trump makes what in China?
            BTW it is not hypocrisy to champion ‘made in America’ after years of American manufacturing being offshored. Maybe buy a dictionary.

          • DC Cooper

            Trump and Ivanka, Are you stupid or something? Their apparel lines are made oversea’s with cheap labor. China and the Philippines. Just practice what you preach.

          • Sui-Juris

            Not as stupid as you. You’re just one more nutjob ranter who can’t tell the difference from what is possible given the economic disparity between emerging middle class economies like India and China, and the costs of labor/cost of living in the United States.

            The simple fact of economics is that labor effects costs. Some merchandise, like clothing, is better made where the labor costs are minimal in relation to the final product costing even after it has been shipped around the world. There are products in demand that can be manufactured in America given our costs of labor/cost of living that can be exported with out having the higher final costing remove them from competing in the global market place. Those are the ones I am referring to.

            You are also apparently ignorant of the fact that an American owned business which produces globally is a American investment/dividend rich environment bringing income to thousands of Americans. As in a high ROI means the investment’s gains compare favorably to its cost. When they don’t the business fails. Trump’s or anyone else’s. America has to play in the global market space, has to compete in the global market space, and the global market space is not made up of countries of equal cost of labor/cost of living.

            We have to compete where we can and resign ourselves to the truth that everything can not be made in America and survive the completion within the marketplace. That fact kills your stupid.

          • andrew moore

            You are the idiot…..Labor does not effect costs….Labor affects profit.

          • Sui-Juris

            Oh my, LOL

          • Amanda Wall

            ‘Labor does not effect costs….Labor affects profit.’

            First of all you should either be using ‘effect’ or ‘affect’ but not both. They mean different things. Buy a dictionary.

            Secondly, perhaps your premise has merit, that is until costs exceed the ability of the product to turn a profit. At that point the product becomes cost prohibited and ceases to be manufactured. Like most of the items that are no longer manufactured in America.

          • andrew moore

            “until costs exceed the ability of the product to turn a profit. ”

            Thank you for proving my point…..costs affect profit and labor is a cost to the company.

          • KennyEee

            What would they cost if they were made here? Who would work at the wages it takes to make and sell clothing here! The wages would have to be LOW in order to keep them at a reasonable price.

          • FreedomFighter

            I don’t mind paying more for quality products. That crap made in China has NO quality. USA made jeans used to last a person 10 years. Chinese jeans don’t last 8 months before they have holes in them. At least the jeans made in Mexico last for 4 years or so.

          • andrew moore

            Unless of course you want green wall dry wall that will give you cancer, or steel building that gives of radiation because they use their metal manufacturing to add nuclear waste to to get rid of it, or lead paint for your children to chew on when they play with their Thomas train, or ingesting plastic rice, or ingesting fake eggs which is the new threat that the chinese free market has brought us……Google it.

          • FreedomFighter

            Oh I know all about that crap. I’ll tell you what is really sad, you cant buy any luan at any lumberyard that isn’t made in china. That crap they are passing off today as luan is pure trash that don’t last a year no matter how well you seal it. No quality wharsoever.

          • DC Cooper

            you just outlined exactly why business is leaving America. Manufacturing cost’s are lower outside the country, for everything. Quite a problem, but you have to lead by example. If you want people to make it in America and buy it in America, it’s going to be more expensive. I personally am okay with that, but a lot of businesses are gonna suffer and a lot of people are gonna suffer as a result. Quite a problem with no simple answer.

          • andrew moore

            That’s a myth…..Products are not more expensive which are made in America….I know because I have actually done comparisons while in the market place…..I suggest you do the same…..The difference only comes from the profit the company receives….the company that uses “made in china” products makes a higher profit than the company that remains loyal to the USA….this allows the “made in china” company to grow faster and expand faster buying up the “made in America” companies and putting them out of business….can’t have the competition making the same products now can we.

          • DC Cooper

            if labor cost’s are higher in America, that means products made in America cost more to make. Profits are a separate issue entirely. I don’t think you understand manufacturing. I was a manufacturing Plant Engineer for the last twenty years.

          • andrew moore

            moving manufacturing to china does not equate to lower prices for the consumer….Moving manufacturing to china only equates to higher profit margins for the company….We the consumer still pay the same price whether made here in the USA or whether made in China….the only difference is the company that makes it in China makes more profit and is able to grow and expand faster than the company that makes it’s products in the USA. I was at pet smart here a while back and was waiting for my dog to get done so I did a bit of comparison on “made in USA” products vs “made in China” products. There was virtually no difference in price between the products I found.

          • andrew moore

            Can you find an apparel manufacturer here in the USA that is capable of making the required apparel? All of those manufacturers moved their operation to China to take advantage of the cheap labor.

          • DC Cooper

            used to be a thriving textile industry in the Carolina’s and in the new England area. Trump brand apparel is a luxury item, who cares if it cost more to make here? if he cannot make it here, don’t sell it here.

          • KennyEee

            What do you want him to do with the dictionary? Trumps have a clothing line in China! I am a Trump supporter just to let you know.

          • Sui-Juris

            You’re a Trump supporter? What does that have to do with ‘Trumps have a clothing line in China’?

          • All American

            All of the Trump/Pence, MAGA hats, T’s etc from Official Trump Headquarters are made in America.

          • FreedomFighter

            Yes they are, but the companies making the clones use products made from all over the world. That’s what confuses people.

          • KennyEee

            Clothes are not the same as cars!! However I understand your point. The problem is making clothes doesn’t pay as much nor cost as much as cars. If we were making the clothes here would you buy American made jeans for $200 a pair? IF we make them and try to keep the price down. They won’t be able to hire anyone to make them at those low wages it would take to keep the jeans at a reasonable price!

          • andrew moore

            Really? I can buy Norwegian jeans from Livid that are made in Norway for about 17 dollars.

          • FreedomFighter

            The denim in those jeans are made in North Carolina!

            https://www.wgsn.com/blogs/livid-jeans-handmade-denim-from-norway/#

          • andrew moore

            That may be but the end product is still made in Norway employing Norwegians.

          • FreedomFighter

            At least they are quality jeans and worth the asking price.

          • andrew moore

            Yes, they sound like it….So I can buy a quality pair of Norwegian jeans for 17 dollars that are made in Norway…..or I can buy a pair of Levis which is a US company and makes their products in China for $40 and wears out before the end of the the year…..Hmmmm….which to buy, which to buy……

          • FreedomFighter

            The $40 Levi’s are made in Mexico. The $15 Levi’s sold at WalMart are made in china.

          • andrew moore

            LOL…I haven’t seen a pair of Levis sell for $15 since about 1978.

          • andrew moore

            Just checked the walmart web site….no Levis jeans under 39.99 and they go up to over $60. Hmmmmm or do I buy quality jeans from Norway for $17….decisions decisions.

          • FreedomFighter

            I meant Wrangler jeans sold at Walmart for $15 are chinese. The Levi’s are made in Mexico.

          • andrew moore

            Check got ya….For $2 more I can get quality denim jeans from Norway.

          • FreedomFighter

            Correct, and it’s made with made in USA denim. The choice is clear wouldn’t you say?

          • andrew moore

            Yup

          • andrew moore

            Probably because the environment in Norway is not conducive to growing cotton, wouldn’t you think?

          • KennyEee

            Well, they still are not made here and that is the whole point!!

          • FreedomFighter

            Trump makes nothing you dumb ass. His companies only resell products.
            You are one truly dumb gay troll princess. It has to hurt to be that damn stupid!

          • DC Cooper

            you are truly the most idiotic imbecile I have ever had to tolerate. Please stop breathing.

          • FreedomFighter

            The most idiotic imbecile is clearly YOU fagboy. That fact was proven by none other than YOU alone princess!! You are off to a great start for your “dumb ass of the week” award princess. You are certain to win it again. Wear it with pride as you have earned it!! Idiot.

          • DC Cooper

            get some new material. some of your own for a change.

          • FreedomFighter

            How about you actually get a life fagboy????? Is that asking too much of your dumb ass princess???? You are clearly the dumbest gay troll here with whatever account you are currently using princess.
            Now do you want to make an ass of yourself again or will you finally STFU????

          • DC Cooper

            Yawn…. boring.

          • FreedomFighter

            Yes you are boring princess.

    • Another area that is BAD…is in Replacement Auto parts that are basically Mexican or China JUNK…..I have put many of these parts on Vehicles…and the Parts ALMOST Work…and Quit Working in just a few days…weeks or months….Where as the original parts lasted for YEARS…

    • You are not saving money when you have to keep replacing it. Buy Quality the first time save headaches and $$

    • Margaret Keller

      AMEN

    • Dexter Morgan

      Good Luck with that.

    • j jones

      How about the bits and pieces made in China but assembled in the USA where does that product belong

      • FreedomFighter

        In the trash with your sorry ass jerkoff boy!!

        • j jones

          Thats all you know talk about peoples body parts no wonder your wife left you an your kids changed their last name

          • FreedomFighter

            LOLOLOL!!!!! Your dumbfukkery is showing again my pet idiot. Your daddy forget to penis feed you again princess???

          • andrew moore

            “Penis feed”…..ROFLMAO…..That was a good one.

        • j jones

          Hey moron maybe thats why you are having so many problems with your vehicles duh

          • FreedomFighter

            You calling yourself princess? You are the only moron here my pet idiot

          • j jones

            Ugh

          • FreedomFighter

            Yeah you are one dumb gay troll jerkoff boy!!!! A rock has more smarts than you princess.