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What Has Donald Done Now?

A Feeble Attempt at Keeping Track of Everything You Need To Know 

Trump Could Make America Great Again
Making It Here

Trump rails against China and India and Japan and everyone he says is beating us. He says we have to bring jobs back, stop businesses from moving their factories overseas and over the border. #MakeItHere
But - when you follow the money - it never seems to be where Donald's mouth is. He's the Emperor Who Wears No Clothes. 
At least, no clothes Made in America. 
While wearing Trump shoes manufactured in China, or his ties manufactured in Bangladesh, he sure doesn't walk the talk.

Sunday ~ August 30, 2016

How many Trump products sold here were made over there? A complete list.

Trump has a long history of outsourcing a variety of his products and - before running for "president" - Trump acknowledged his outsourcing fetish, out loud, and often. When asked during a debate why voters should trust that Trump “will run the country differently from how you run your businesses” he answered:

“Because nobody knows the system better than me. … I’m a businessman. These are laws. These are regulations. These are rules. We’re allowed to do it. … I’m the one that knows how to change it.”

Donald Trump at Republican Primary in Miami (2015)

Outsourcing: He Was For It 'Fore He Was Agin It

Trump encouraged outsourcing to students of Trump University, the now-defunct program that is under litigation over allegations of fraud. The Trump University saga itself, and the intertwined twitter war Donald has unleashed on the judge in the case - Gonzalo Curiel - is some Hearst era stuff, and not what this page is really about. We only bring it up because, yes, his University, that he is so very proud of, taught courses in Outsourcing, praising the practice as a life saver for successful businesses.

"Fit: As Expected (66%)"

Trump Men's Shirt on Amazon (August, 2016)

"Sending work outside your company is not always a terrible thing. I know that doesn’t make it any easier for people whose jobs have been outsourced overseas, but if a company’s only means of survival is by farming jobs outside its walls, then sometimes it’s a necessary step. The other option might be to close its doors for good.”

"Outsourcing Creates Jobs In The Long Run" 

By Donald J. Trump as posted in Trump University's 

The Trump Blog (2005)

Extreme Vetting By WaPO
The Washington Post recently searched for 'sources' of Trump products digging through piles of publicly available data - including online retail stores and public data of shipments at U.S. ports - from 2007 through Aug. 17, 2016. Public data can tell you alot, like the last port of shipment for everything before an item enters the United States, and most manifests include the manufactured location for certain items. 

The Facts on Trump Apparel 

The Donald J. Trump Collection includes ties, suits, dress shirts, eyeglasses and other accessories. Trump shirts are made in China, Bangladesh, Honduras and Vietnam. PolitiFact Virginia found some Trump sport coats made in India. In 2007, a shipping container's manifest showed a Trump men’s shirt shipment was marked as "Made in South Korea." BuzzFeed ordered a suit off Amazon that was listed as both “imported” and “Made in USA” — upon arrival the suit's label read "Made in Indonesia." 

Trump Accessories To The Fact

Trump eyeglasses are made in China. Cufflinks and most other accessories do not list the source of manufacturing on Amazon.com.

Feathering The Nest

The Trump Home brand has a wide range of items for the gilded inclinded, including chandeliers, mirrors, bedding, table lamps, cabinets, sofas, barstools, and cocktail tables - all "global luxury" items produced under Trump's Dorya International label. According to Furniture Today, most of his entire collection is made in, and imported from, either Germany or China. According to the trademark registration for the Trump Home brand, other items like picture frames were made in India.

The Absolute Classiest Digs

Many hotel amenities at Trump’s hotels were manufactured overseas and imported. Trump Hotel pens were made in China or Taiwan, and imported into the United States via South Korea. Shampoo, body wash, moisturizers, shower caps, laundry bags, show bags, pet collars, pet leashes and bath towels at Trump hotels are all listed as made in China.

Bottoms Up

Trump Vodka was manufactured at a distillery in Holland, supposedly distilled five times from “European wheat.” We say "was" because the liquor distribution company stopped carrying Trump Vodka in 2010. An Israeli company continued to carry Trump Vodka, although the version sold in Israel is different from the original Trump Vodka. The Trump Vodka produced and sold in Israel was made from ingredients that make it kosher for Passover, which made it a popular beverage around the holidays. But the Jerusalem Post reported that it turned out that not all ingredients actually were kosher for Passover, so there went that.

Bottom Line

Trump’s products are being made in 12 other countries. You heard right. The 'Make It In America' candidate doesn't make anything here, except maybe anchor babies. Trump products are manufactured in China, the Netherlands, Mexico, India, Turkey, Slovenia, Honduras, Germany, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Korea. In addition, before they show up on places like Donald's head, "Make America Great Again" products transited other countries through packaging and shipping processes - meaning the handling of all Trump's inventory, from all of his product lines, was done along the way by what Trump would probably refer to as "illegal immigrants" from more than 12 countries. #AmericanJobs

We Live In A Global Economy

Let's face it folks, manufacturing is a global process. American companies make products everyday that are made of parts that come from all over the world, depending on who offers the most competitive prices, and that's never going to change. But access to all that cheap labor is also what supports our economy and makes it possible for small businesses to grow faster. The truth is, our economic problems won't simply be solved by deciding not to eat an Oreo cookie because Nabisco found a cheaper place to employ some of its workers. And Trump’s own business practices aren't consistent with his current rhetoric against trade as a presidential nominee. If Trump fans took the same stance against his clothing lines as he did against Nabisco, it is clear those would-be emperors would be left wearing no clothes at all. 

Trump Ties

Trump will tell you his ties are the number one selling ties in the world. Of course, that was mostly before Macy's dropped his line. He doesn't bring up Macy's that much anymore. He also doesn't mention his ties are made in China. #MakeItHere

Where Donald Made Them: China

Where Donald Trump Could Have Made Them Instead:

From Denver to Charlotte, here's 25 manufacturers 

producing American-made ties.

Boulder, CO | JZ Richards
Denver, CO | Knotty Ties
Fairfield, CT | Just Madras
San Francisco, CA | Blade + Blue
Monterey, CA | Robert Talbott Ties
Annapolis, MD | Starboard Clothing Co.
Detroit, MI | Cyberoptix Ties
St. Louis Park, MN | Pierrepont Hicks Tie Co.
Charlotte, NC | Ole Mason Jar
Mayberry, NC | High Cotton Ties
Pilot Mountain, NC |  Brown & Church
Bedford, NY | General Knot
Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Tie Company
Brooklyn, NY | Hickoree’s
Buffalo, NY | O’Connell’s Clothing
Long Island City, NY | Brooks Brothers
New York, NY | Collared Greens

New York, NY | Josh Bach
New York, NY  | Mountain and Sackett
Ashland, PA | Gitman Bros

Philadelphia, PA | Commonwealth Proper
Rock Hill, SC | The Cordial Churchman
Fort Mill, CA | R. Hanauer Ties
Austin, TX | Fox & Brie Ties
Middlebury, VT | Beau-Ties of Vermont

No Trump Products are Made in the US

Made in Bangladesh. Made in Peru. Made in China. Made in Lesotho. Made in Africa. Turns out Donald Trump only wants to Make America Great Again if he can't make it cheaper somewhere else. Maybe, if he only had some way of traveling around the country to find places like...these:

Cerritos, CA | Villa Hallmark
Chula Vista, CA | San Diego Frame Manufacturing Company
Pico Rivera, CA | Camely Furniture
Ocala, FL | Brick City Furniture
Berne, IN | Clauser Furniture
Berne, IN | Smith Brothers of Berne
Jasper, IN| Indiana Furniture
Jasper, IN |  The Jasper Chair Company
Auburn, ME | Thomas Moser
Portland, ME | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop
Ithaca, MI | Craig Frames
Holland, MI | Holland Bar Stool Company
Zeeland, MI |  Herman Miller Store
Minneapolis, MN | Room & Board
Houston, MS | Franklin Corporation
Asheboro, NC | Klaussner Furniture Industries
Beaufort, NC | Beaufort Furniture Company
Conover, NC and Hillsville VA | Vanguard Furniture

Trumpism & Leading By Example

"THEY are taking our jobs. THEY are making their products in Asia and Mexico. THEY are moving their factories, THEY are firing workers, THEY are making great deals for themselves, and America is losing." Seems to us, TRUMP might be a "them" in sheep's clothing ... that he has manufactured overseas.

Trump hates that China's leaders are so much smarter than ours.
Of course, many people say that Trump is the number one business leader in America.  As a leader, one so obsessed with trade and China and levying huge excise taxes, ya think he would have done something about his Bejing tie factory repatriating by now, don't you think?

Today Donald still has yet to build one manufacturing plant in the U.S. 

We know he has the money. So what's with that?

( David Letterman 2012.)