President-elect Donald Trump’s latest self-praising feat comes from the news of the Carrier Air Conditioning company keeping its manufacturing plant in the United States. Saving approximately a thousand jobs from leaving and going to Mexico. Trump has maintained through his campaigning one of his biggest economic policies is to do exact that, keep jobs in the U.S. citing a hefty tariff to the tune of 35 percent to any company that outsources. He’s publicly called out Apple, Ford, and many other major U.S. based businesses, but apparently, Trump mustn’t have heard the term--what’s good for the goose.
Wednesday morning, the President-elect has proclaimed, via several Twitter posts, that he will completely separate himself from his businesses to turn his full attention on, “Making America Great Again.”
That’s all well and good, but will he insist that his own companies manufacturing his clothing line overseas in locations such Bangladesh, Mexico and China start to move all production to the U.S.? Or will he implicate a policy that only applies to the rest of the free world?
Though researching his items for sale on sites such as Amazon, there is a discrepancy in where exactly the merchandise is produced. It states on his suits that some are imported and some are made in the U.S.A. His line of eyeglasses are made in China. In addition to the clothing line, the Trump Home collection trademark is registered in India.
Trump even posted in 2005 on “The Trump Blog”, a blog associated with the failed Trump University that’s titled “Outsourcing Creates Jobs in the Long Run.” It states, “We hear terrible things about outsourcing jobs―how sending work outside of our companies is contributing to the demise of American businesses. But in this instance, I have to take the unpopular stance that it is not always a terrible thing.”
Now that Trump has won the election and he is less than two months away from being inaugurated, will he lead by example and produce all his entities in the U.S. Or will it be another empty campaign promise he used to pander to the American worker?