To understand the administration’s goals with Made in America week, we went straight to the source, the White House blog. It states that the event is an initiative to boost US manufacturing by stopping the flow of jobs to other countries through outsourcing. Trump is rewarding companies that have maintained US livelihoods by keeping production at home. An issue it addresses is unfair trade deals that have hurt American businesses to the benefit of foreign ones. Made in America aims to support US companies and protect workers from having their jobs taken by people in other countries. Trump is demonstrating that he prioritizes the US economy and American workers.
President Trump’s decision to hold a Made In America week, celebrating products made in the US is deeply hypocritical, holds Adam Gabbat of the Guardian. His products are made largely overseas while he has outsourced countless jobs to other countries. Products that bear his name such as Vodka, eyeglasses, furniture, dress-shirts and board games were all made outside of the US. Trump University encouraged its students to outsource jobs, a practice that he himself defended in 2005. The president has a terrible track record with keeping production in the US. His Made in America Week seems highly disingenuous.