Perhaps as a show of defiance to critics who said his aggressive moves to impose heavy tariffs on countries he believed held an unfair trade advantage over the United States, President Donald Trump hosted a White House event which showcased homegrown products from America that are available to consumers from every state and every region in the world.
Trump’s “Made in America” event highlighted Ranger boats, fashion apparel from Bullet Blues and Round House, gun safes from Liberty, cowboy boots from Beck plus an assortment of toys and other merchandise. Also on display was a Ford F-150.
President Trump used the event as his platform for calling out “globalists” or companies that planned to outsource jobs to countries such as Mexico to reduce costs of production. The President encouraged Americans to patronize products that are made in America and only from companies that hired American workers.
“It’s not okay to me. To me, it’s a very bad thing and it’s stopping. Every time a new factory opens, every time jobs are returned to our shores, every time we buy a product made by our own American neighbours, we are renewing the bonds of love and loyalty that link us all together as Americans.”
President Trump said his programs and policies are working because the numbers show that unemployment rates are down. He stressed the importance of returning manufacturing jobs to the United States which had been affected by outsourcing, a practice advocated by previous administrations.
“America is fighting back and we’re winning again!”
According to President Trump, the use of outsourcing as a process to streamline costs and improve output led to the United States entering into several unfavourable and unfair trading agreements:
“That’s not free trade, that’s fools’ trade, that’s stupid trade.”
While the President reiterated that he would continue to negotiate with China, Mexico, and Canada, he would no longer allow the country to enter into poor trading deals:
“We are putting the trade cheaters on notice; no one rips off the United States anymore.”
The President also showed off a new green hat with the phrase, “Make Our Farmers Great Again”. Trump recently announced that he would push for Congress to release $12 Billion worth of financial support to farmers who have been affected by the increase in tariffs imposed by China, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.
The tariffs were the counter-response to the increase in tariffs imposed by Trump on steel and aluminium products coming from those countries.