Dems: Made in America Week ‘the epitome of President Trump’s hypocrisy’
Democrats are going after the Trump administration for its “Made in America” messaging campaign this week.
“ ’Made in America Week’ is the epitome of President Trump’s hypocrisy,” Democratic National Committee spokesman Daniel Wessel said in a Monday statement.
“Trump says we need to make more products here in America, but he outsources his own products and Ivanka Trump makes her products exclusively in foreign factories.”
Wessel said Trump is putting “his own interests and profits ahead of those of American businesses and workers.”
“Instead of lecturing us, Trump should try setting an example,” he said.
Democrats will continue to speak out for more jobs and rising wages in the country, the statement said.
“While President Trump continues his unprecedented hypocrisy,” Wessel said, “Democrats will continue to fight for more good-paying jobs right here in America, with rising wages, and to create incentives so businesses will actually make products in American again.”
The White House is launching a three-week “Made in America” messaging campaign Monday to try to refocus on Trump’s public agenda.
Press secretary Sean Spicer told The Wall Street Journal that the campaign will underscore the president’s emphasis on reforming the tax code.
On Sunday, a White House spokeswoman declined to say whether the messaging campaign would be used to bring production for Ivanka Trump’s clothing line to the U.S.