On ‘Radio Times’: Ivanka’s brand? Not made in America

 Ivanka Trump listens during the Women's Entrepreneurship Finance event at the G20 Summit, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Hamburg. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

Ivanka Trump listens during the Women's Entrepreneurship Finance event at the G20 Summit, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Hamburg. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

On Radio Times Tuesday, host Marty Moss-Coane talked with the Washington Posts’ Matea Gold about Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory line that’s manufactured in Bangladesh, Indonesia and China.

President Trump kicked off his “Made in America” week Monday by giving a speech highlighting the need to increase domestic manufacturing. Trump said “We want to build, create, and grow more products in our country using American labor, 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.”This portion of Trump’s agenda has been under scrutiny because Trump-branded products are mostly made overseas where labor is cheap and regulations are lax compared to the US.

On Radio Times Tuesday, host Marty Moss-Coane talked with the Washington Posts’ Matea Gold about Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory line that’s manufactured in Bangladesh, Indonesia and China.

Gold explained “the brand’s president actually told us that it’s just not realistic for them to move production back to the United States in a large scale fashion.” He added, “the question hanging over the White House’s ‘Made in America’ push this week very much is; how realistic is it to ask companies to do this when the company owned by the President’s daughter is saying this is impossible for them?”

Listen to the full interview on Radio Times.

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