A White House official ducked the question when CBS Correspondent Mark Knoller asked about products made overseas.
Tervis was chosen to represent the State of Florida at a Made in America Product Showcase at the White House on Monday. Still, he conceded that there might be limits to bringing some manufacturing back to the U.S.
Spicer was peppered with questions about the first family’s business dealings Monday after the administration planned “Made in America Week” this week. “Certain things we may not have capacity to do here, in terms of a plant or factory”.
The White House announced that July 24 kicks off “American Heroes” week while July 31 starts the week of the “American Dream”.
“Every member of my administration shares the same goal, to provide a level playing field for American workers”, President Trump said. “Their interests were pushed aside for global projects and their wealth was taken from the communities and shipped overseas”, said White House director of media affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre.
Trump wants to increase US production by scaling back regulations and renegotiating the country’s trade deals.
He was asked whether the Trump organization and Ivanka Trump, who both sell clothing products such as ties for low costs in Asia, would join in the festivities by committing to move production to the U.S.
At one point or another, Trump has also promised tariffs on goods made in Mexico and China to level the playing field for goods that are made in America.
“As part of “Made in America” week, if the Trump Organization or Ivanka Trump’s brands will make any kind of commitment to stop manufacturing gifts, clothes and other wares overseas”, a reporter asked during the daily press briefing, which was not allowed to be televised.
The president’s financial assets are now being held in a trust.
According to The Post article, Trump and his advisers are hoping that “Made in America” week will show the need to “overhaul the nation’s tax code”.