Jake Tapper continues his good work as he calls out Donald Trump for his new executive order that he claims as part of his America First theme. The fanfare may fool the Trump voter initially, but it will provide them with no jobs. Their man, Trump, continues to outsource their jobs with his own business practices. Let your Trump friend know.
Jake Tapper calls out Donald Trump
Jake Tapper went straight at Trump's hypocrisy for signing a meaningless executive order that does nothing to solve the problems of the American worker.
"The president just signed an executive order to buy American. So, wait, does mean he wants me to stop buying Trump products?" Jake Tapper said. "Make America buy American again, President Trump ordering the U.S. government to buy America -- buy American and hire American, but should the president be looking into his own company's business practices first? Just moments ago, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at putting to paper some of the rhetoric from his campaign, what the White House is calling its buy American, hire American order. It would beef up some protections for specific products made in the U.S., while also initiating a review of the program for skilled immigrants, the H-1B visa program, which the White House and plenty of other critics say has been abused by corporate America. Buying American and hiring American, it's time, the president said today, repeatedly assailing cheap subsidized and low-quality foreign goods. It's an important issue. It's one I asked then-candidate Trump about in June 2015, because, of course, many Trump Corporation products are not made in the U.S., far from it."
Tapper then played a video where he showed Trump a tie he was wearing. The tie was made in China. He asked Trump if he was a hypocrite given that he makes his products overseas.
He continued the segment articulating the facts.
"It's not just the ties, of course," Tapper said. "Trump clothing, according to reporting by CNN and "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post," is made in Bangladesh, it's made in Pakistan, it's made in India and Honduras, in addition to the U.S. Ivanka Trump apparel is also made in China and Indonesia and Vietnam. Now, as for hiring American, a CNN review found that the president, as a corporate head, has hired more than 1,300 foreign guest workers to work at his various businesses here in the U.S. over the past 15 years, including requesting 78 visas to staff his two Florida properties for this year."
Tapper then cut away to Jeff Zeleny who was live in Kenosha Wisconsin at Snap-on tools where Trump signed the executive order. He asked Jeff if the White House acknowledged that Trump was not practicing what he was preaching.
"Well, Jake, that is not something that came up here in Kenosha when the president was speaking," Jeff said. "He, of course, did not acknowledge that he's been exhibit A of all of the things that you just mentioned there. And it also highlights the shortcomings of the executive order he just signed here. It is not a piece of legislation. It is not a law that would require companies, that would require people to hire Americans or would require companies to use American products. Instead, it's more of a directive, if you will, and it's urging federal agencies to, you know, try and use more American goods, but it would do nothing at all for business men or women like the Trumps who have done this."
It is important that we do not allow Trump's snake-oil-salesman type of marketing to gain any more traction. But more importantly, we need to get these clips in front of the Trump voter. Yes, many will initially call it fake news, sour-loser-syndrome and much more. But it will remain in the recesses of the mind to be drawn on as the fraud discernibly and materially affects the believers.
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