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Trump’s ‘Made in America’ Week Highlights Outsourcing Hypocrisy

Posted July 17, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Jack Holmes – Esquire)

Believe it or not, the Trump administration has been staging Theme Weeks in an attempt to demonstrate that the president has a coherent agenda. Last month, for instance, brought us “Infrastructure Week,” which was summarily torpedoed by James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and the president’s own behavior, which included criticizing London’s mayor immediately following a terrorist attack in the city. Not to worry, though: Now we’ve got a new theme to contend with: “Made in America Week.” Let’s check in on how things are going.

Much like rebuilding our infrastructure, encouraging American manufacturing and trying to keep jobs on American soil is the kind of initiative on which Trump could probably attract Democratic interest under normal circumstances. (If he’d begun his term with a push for a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan rather than Republicans’ Repeal and Go [expletive deleted] Yourself healthcare plan, he might have a legislative achievement—and significantly higher approval ratings—to his name.) But like the other initiatives, this one will probably be undermined by the president himself. In this case, the outlines are emerging of—gasp—hypocrisy. Click here to read more.

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