Wednesday, July 19, 2017

‘America First’ economic grandstanding doesn’t boost competitiveness in America, it boosts Trump

It’s Made in America Week at the White House. We are highlighting the workers, farmers, and innovators that make our country great. But there is work to be done. We want to build, create, and grow more products in our country using American labor, American goods, and American grit. President Trump and his Administration are removing the burdens and regulations on American companies so that they can thrive,” is today’s message from 1600 Daily

Trump, however, is egregiously and utterly ignorant about global competition and about what’s really holding back American workers.

Trump’s “America First” economics is pure demagoguery. Xenophobic grandstanding doesn’t boost the competitiveness of American workers. Nor does it boost American-based companies,” says Robert Reich. “At most, it boosts Trump.”

For Trump to highlight products made in America is hypocritical and inconsistent with his business practices. Trump’s businesses has outsourced much of its product manufacturing in many countries, including Bangladesh, China, and Mexico.