Donald Trump, man who hires immigrants to build his properties and has his products made overseas, has decided to throw a
county fair spectacle “Made in America” jamboree at the White House.
Trump is likely doing this because it plays to his isolationist base who loves everything America or red, white and blue despite where it may actually be made.
According to The Washington Post:
“In keeping with the “America First” theme of Trump’s inauguration, the administration will highlight U.S. manufacturing in the coming week, the latest of its theme weeks orchestrated by aides to bring discipline to the White House and focus Trump’s schedule and message on a set of policies.
The week will begin Monday with a “Made in America product showcase” featuring crafts and other items created in each of the 50 states…”
However, while the intent may be
purely political and all optics done with good intention, it made the White House look like a low budget county fair.
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
Here are some of the SnapChat photos:
And don’t forget inside the White House as well! Guns and fried chicken!!
And while it’s fantastic that these items are all made in the United States giving Americans jobs, this is purely an optics move by Trump and it also makes it seem like he’s favoring certain companies over others. It also looks like he’s giving certain companies free advertising.
There was no reason to do this. This is just like when he climbed in that truck:
— Portmanteau Jones (@SadlyCatless) March 27, 2017
Trump, more than anything, likes to appear like he’s doing things without actually doing them. This is what scam artists do, and if anyone in this world is a scam artist, it’s Donald Trump.
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