Trump climbs into firetruck at 'Made in America' event


The company is based out of Venice and employs about 700 people.

The event, which will feature items created in each of the 50 states, is part of the "Made in America" week at the White House designed to promote USA -made products. "Throughout our country's history, our gifted and skilled tradespeople have made "Made in America" a gold standard for quality and craftsmanship, but for too long our government pushed aside their interests and allowed their jobs to be shipped overseas", President Trump said Monday.

Tervis was chosen to represent the State of Florida at a Made in America Product Showcase at the White House on Monday. Certain things we may not have capacity to do here in terms of a plant or a factory. "Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, not only will the American worker never be forgotten, but they will be championed".

Mr. Trump has pledged to bring back US manufacturing jobs lost to technological innovation and outsourcing by scaling back regulations and renegotiating the country's trade deals. That includes merchandise sold under his own name and his eldest daughter's, including clothing items and shoes.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended the Trump family's penchant for making products overseas by blaming supply chains in the U.S.

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Asked about Ivanka Trump products again later in the briefing, Spicer replied, "I can tell you it depends on the product". The Washington Post earlier reported that most of Ivanka's products are made by low-wage workers in countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia and China.

The White House says it has plans for other themed weeks, including "American Heroes" week and "American Dreams" week.

The president's financial assets are now being held in a trust.

The White House's new theme is already taking flak from those pointing out the Trump Organization's business history.