Donald Trump’s Clothing Line Made In China

In addition to the birther nonsense, Donald Trump has also made a name for himself by attacking China and saying he would impose a 25% tariff on all goods made there and imported into the United States. Well, Trump may not be aware that this would include his own Donald Trump Signature Collection of menswear:

Donald Trump has emerged in recent years as the nation’s foremost China basher, going after the Asian superpower for undervaluing its currency and for taking American manufacturing and jobs. So it’s at least ironic — and at most an example of gross hypocrisy — that Trump’s own line of men’s wear, the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, is manufactured in China.

I discovered this after walking from Salon’s offices to the large Macy’s in midtown Manhattan, where an entire section is devoted to the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection of suits and ties. This particular corner of the store is decorated with an oversize portrait of Trump; the line promises to provide “the pinnacle of style and sophistication” and “the necessities to be boardroom ready all of the time.”

And the author found, as you can see in the picture above, that the clothing is “Made In China.”

 

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Comments

  1. Tsar Nicholas says:

    Well, keep in mind this guy inherited a boatload of money and then proceeded to run a casino and real estate business into bankruptcy — three times! That takes a special kind of stupid.

  2. anjin-san says:

    The Republican front runner is full of it? Shocking. But who knew?

  3. Franklin says:

    What isn’t?

  4. Franklin says:

    That was meant to be a reply to the headline, not anybody’s comment.

  5. michael reynolds says:

    Where’s the hair made?

  6. Dan says:

    Not a personal fan of The Donald, but this doesn’t make him hypocritical at all.

    If his clothing line was produced in the United States then it would be difficult to compete with other brands who produce much more cheaply in China. His clothing line would probably go out of business. This is of course due to China manipulating the value of their currency relative to the dollar in order to favor exporting.

    If there was a tariff, then it would encourage The Donald and other clothing manufacturers to produce here, on a level playing field, rather than out of pure altruism for the US economy at the expense of their business.

  7. Dan says:

    Oh, and I am against the tariff and in favor of decreasing taxes and regulations on individuals and businesses to help make American industry more competitive (while respecting private property rights so industry’s cannot pollute other’s property).

  8. Hugh Jassol says:

    @ Michael Reynolds – Don’t ask. Trust me, you look better bald than walking around with a dead raccoon on your head. Unless, of course, that’s your thing…