The White House hosted a showcase of American made products on Monday for ‘Made in America’ week. The products, made by companies across America, ranging from wool blankets to fire trucks, were showcased by company leaders on the South Lawn and on the State Floor.
Whilst touring the displays, President Trump donned a Stetson cowboy hat and, with Vice-President Mike Pence, even climbed into a fire truck.
The purpose of the showcase was to display the commitment and efforts of American companies in producing American products. Improving industrial relations and employment remains a key objective of the Trump administration. “Every member of my administration shares the same goal, to provide a level playing field for American workers”, President Trump stated.
President Trump went on to say: “we want to build, create, and grow more products in our country using American labour, American goods, and American grit. When we purchase products made in the USA, the profits stay here, the revenue stays here, and the jobs — maybe most importantly of all — they stay right here in the USA.”
During the event, President Trump signed a proclamation making July 17th ‘Made in America’ day, and July 16th through 22nd ‘Made in America Week.’