In a new 30-second ad, Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump’s outsourcing, weighing it against his claim to “Make America great again.”
In a press release, Hillary for America says the ad, “entitled ‘Hat,’
“[S]potlights the contradiction between Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and Trump’s career-long record of outsourcing jobs to manufacture Trump-branded products in at least 12 countries. ‘Don’t believe the hat,’ the ad intones. ‘You can’t make America great again if you don’t make things in America.'”
Watch courtesy of Hillary for America:
“He wears it like a crown — Make America Great Again — but Trump made his shirts in Bangladesh, his ties in China and his suits in Mexico. In fact, the real Donald Trump outsourced his products and jobs to 12 different countries.”
The Washington Post reported in March that “Donald J. Trump Collection shirts — as well as eyeglasses, perfume, cuff links and suits — are made in Bangladesh, China, Honduras and other low-wage countries.”
Ivanka Trump has items in her jewelry and clothing lines made in China as well.
It is interesting that while it has been pointed out that Trump “said that as president, he would impose a huge tax on Ford vehicles and parts manufactured in Mexico and shipped to the U.S.,” he has so many of his own products made in other countries. He has not explained why it is wrong to make car parts in Mexico, but not his ties.
Trump has no problem enriching himself at the expense of American jobs. He just doesn’t want anyone else to do it, apparently.
Funny thing is, as Talking Points Memo reminds us, back in 2005, Trump told his now defunct university that ““Outsourcing Creates Jobs in the Long Run.”
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.
I understand that outsourcing means that employees lose jobs. Because work is often outsourced to other countries, it means Americans lose jobs. In other cases, nonunion employees get the work. Losing jobs is never a good thing, but we have to look at the bigger picture.
Not what he’s saying now. He’s as wishy-washy on outsourcing as he is on immigration.
Trump broke the hypocrisy meter long ago. What remains is to demonstrate to the American people that Donald Trump has no interest in making America great again. Or rather, as the map demonstrates, he will make great anyone who will fill his pockets. And that takes place anywhere but in the United States.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.