A Chinese factory that utilized to make red scarves for young communists stated it has actually been contracted to make flags for President Donald Trump’s 2020 election campaign.
Trump railed versus Chinese manufacturing on the project trail in 2016 and was extensively slammed as hypocritical when informal merchandise bring the “Make America Great Again” slogan started flooding shelves across the country.
Now, as prospective trade war with China looms and Trump’s re-election campaign gets underway, a Chinese maker said he has actually been worked with to create flags for Trump. The flag factory, which utilized to make scarves for the communist Young Leaders prior to China opened up its trade, now makes around 100,000 international flags a day.
“We likewise make flags for Trump for 2020. It appears like he has another project going on in 2020. Isn’t really that right?” Li Jiang told NPR’s The Indicator podcast.
NPR said Li is making “blue and white Trump 2020 flags,” though his factory and numerous in the Zhejiang region made Trump and Hillary Clinton flags during 2016. According to NPR, the Trump project was purchasing numerous more flags than Clinton’s side that residents joke they were the first to know the businessman would become president.
The committee organizing the Trump 2020 project, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., in 2015 mentioned its commitment to “buy American” and that it has actually “produced and manufactured all our product here in America” to the American-made stitching on its Make America Great Again hats.
The committee said “we put America First and take excellent pride in selling 100% Made in the U.S.A. products to our fans throughout the nation.”
Executive Director Michael Glassner said in a statement at the time that “All the way through 2020 and beyond, we will happily continue to offer American products and introduce new one … to assist Make America Great Again.”
It is unclear if the company is the one to have purchased these flags and, if it did, whether it considers them to be “product” that requires to be made in the United States as they are possibly provided away at rallies and events rather than offered to supporters.
As for a prospective trade war impacting sales, Li, who utilized to make about a dime off each $1 flag he offered, informed NPR he is unconcerned.
“We are not so worried because first of all, we have a huge cost advantage over our competitors. And our customers are really smart. They would always go to the most inexpensive place. If China is inexpensive, they go to China. If America is inexpensive, they go to America.”
Organisation Expert contacted the Trump 2020 project to confirm whether it has actually contracted flags to be made in China and will upgrade this post when it gets a response.