The Trumps’ Ongoing ‘Made In The U.S.A.’ Problem

by MR Magazine Staff

A big part of Donald Trump’s whole Make America Great Again quote-unquote strategy is that he’s promising to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. One way that he plans to do it is by levying high tariffs on any company that off-shores production. Companies like, oh, say, his daughter’s. Did he fail to mention that? Yeah, it turns out that Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories line is almost completely manufactured overseas, in countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, and China. Donald’s awful clothing line is manufactured abroad too, but by the grace of God no one will actually carry it. According to an article in The New York Times, Ivanka Trump’s company has partnered with multiple manufacturers—including Marc Fisher footwear, the G-III Apparel Group, and Mondani—that all rely on foreign manufacturing in order to keep labor costs down. Although Ivanka Trump did at one point look into manufacturing some items in-house, the plan was apparently scrapped due to being costly and impractical. And when Donald Trump was asked about manufacturing his clothes here in the U.S., he said that it was too hard to find companies that did. Which is only partly true. Read more at Esquire.