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Make America Great Again hats not actually made in America, but in China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam!

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posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 09:53 PM
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One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to “buy American and hire American.”
Many of those supporters were sporting Trump’s trademark red “Make America Great Again” baseball caps that were made in China, Vietnam and Bangladesh.


Oh the irony .... or is it stupidity?

What say you Trump supporters out there? Should we be concerned about the hypocrisy emanating from this guy? Should we be feeling a little conned yet? Ya proud of the gipper, are ya?

Way to go, this will be but one of a litany of lies and deceptive tactics El Jefe Trump will unleash on the poor saps of our country.

No, that's not BS, that's the stench of cynicism. I just bathed in it

Good night, and peace be with you all.
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posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 09:54 PM
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They come from the Obama era, when trump impose the tariff and what not, american caps will be competitive with the ones made by slaves.

The slogan of the next election will be made in america



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 09:56 PM
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That's it, I'm def not voting for him.
There's no way.

Don't worry, he's not going to win

It's rigged


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posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 09:56 PM
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a reply to: PhotonEffect

Did you read your own source or just get so excited over the headline you failed to read it at all'?



The Trump hats available for purchase on Trump’s official campaign website are made in the United States and cost between $25 and $30, according to the label inside those caps.




Private vendors were selling them and how is that Trumps fault?



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: PhotonEffect

Did you even read the article? lmao!

Official Trump hats are made in the USA, knock-offs street vendors are made elsewhere.

If Trump has his way that rubber dog-crap from over-seas will come to a slow trickle.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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Come on now, give Trump a break. He didn't waste as much campaign contribution money as Clinton did.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Yeah, bummer for the poster... He / She didn't read the article as it does clearly state that Trump's are made in the USA.
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posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: seeker1963

Yeah, bummer for the poster... He / She didn't read the article as it does clearly state that Trump's are made in the USA.


However his clothing line never has been.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: PhotonEffect

Way to go, this will be but one of a litany of lies and deceptive tactics El Jefe Trump will unleash on the poor saps of our country.

No, that's not BS, that's the stench of cynicism. I just bathed in it


Triggered yourself right into a frenzy.




posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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originally posted by: Realtruth
a reply to: PhotonEffect

Did you even read the article? lmao!

Official Trump hats are made in the USA, knock-offs street vendors are made elsewhere.

If Trump has his way that rubber dog-crap from over-seas will come to a slow trickle.


You know MLB, NASCAR, and the NFL have cracked down on that crap, the Orange Messiah couldn't? Damn guess he doesn't hold as much power as he thinks he does. He is a legend in his own mind.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: PhotonEffect

You guys simply don't understand. How many times must we explain?



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:12 PM
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Oh the irony .... or is it stupidity


Yep and you just ran into both!

Next time read the article before criticising mr T.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: PhotonEffect

Do you not understand how business works? Lefties don't so I'm not surprised.

It's simple, his hats which he produces are made in America.

That does not and has not prevented opportunity for others to use cheap labor overseas to sell the same hats. Now, ask yourself why it's advantageous for others to manufacture in Asia and.....you'll start understanding the world.

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posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: PhotonEffect

Do you not understand how business works? Lefties don't so I'm not surprised.

It's simple, his hats which he produces are made in America.

That does not and has not prevented opportunity for others to use cheap labor overseas to sell the same hats. Now, ask yourself why it's advantageous for others to manufacture in Asia and.....you'll start understanding the world.


His MAGA is trademarked, he has every right to shut down the phonies, he chooses not to do so. I owned a website for several years, and unfortunately had to learn trademark and copyright law.

ETA: More excuses for the Orange Messiah
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posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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originally posted by: PhotonEffect


Oh the irony .... or is it stupidity?



You tell us after you read the article completely.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:19 PM
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a reply to: BubbaJoe

That is pure economics.

I begin to wonder if people understand the 'race to the bottom' tactics that have seen all of factories close and move to China.....

For those who don't;

(All figures are fictitious but represent the very real principle)

In the USA I could say make a hat in my factory and sell it to a hat retailer for $5. The retailer then sells the same hat for say $12.50. Based on the assumption that it is made entirely from USA made materials, the entire $12.50 goes back into the economy of the USA.

The retailer is happy and the factory is happy. Hats are selling well at about 5000 units per month for the retailer and he is making $7.50 off each hat he sells.

But....

Along comes another company, offering the retailer the same hat made in China for $3.50. The retailer at first gets excited and buys the hat and retails them for the same $12.50. His profits soar and he gets excited because he is now making $9 per imported hat instead of $7.50 off the locally made one. However Approx 3 for each hat is now going directly offshore and not back into the local economy.

A few months in, hat sales start to slow, so the retailer decides to reduce the margin on the imported hat and sell them for $10.50 because after all, he was only making $7.50 off the locally made hat and now he has two competing lines in the store and sales are declining. Sales for the new imported hat take off again. He is now selling more imported hats than ever before, but the locally made hats are not selling now because why would anyone pay $2 more for a hat that looks exactly the same The retailer is happy because he is making the same profit always, but the factory starts to become alarmed. Orders for hats are starting to drop of rapidly.

The same story repeats itself with retailer after retailer and eventually the owner of the hat factory faces a choice - declare bankruptcy and shut down the factory, or move manufacturing offshore. By the end of this cycle $15,000 per month is heading offshore if we are selling 5,000 hats per month.


And that everyone is why so many jobs have gone offshore. Because places like China simply undercut our locally made products even though the quality of locally made goods is often better. Furthermore it is a double hit to the economy because the money it actually costs to make the items heads offshore, never to be seen again.
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posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:20 PM
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Trump never manufactured his clothing line in the USA, where is Ivanka's stuff manufactured?



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:23 PM
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originally posted by: markosity1973
a reply to: BubbaJoe

That is pure economics.

I begin to wonder if people understand the 'race to the bottom' tactics that have seen all of factories close and move to China.....

For those who don't;

(All figures are fictitious but represent the very real principle)

In the USA I could say make a hat in my factory and sell it to a hat retailer for $5. The retailer then sells the same hat for say $12.50. Based on the assumption that it is made entirely from USA made materials, the entire $12.50 goes back into the economy of the USA.

The retailer is happy and the factory is happy. Hats are selling well at about 5000 units per month for the retailer.

But....

Along comes another company, offering the retailer the same hat made in China for $3.50. The retailer at first gets excited and buys the hat and retails them for the same $12.50. His profits soar and he gets excited because he is now making $9 per imported hat instead of $7.50 off the locally made one. However Approx 3 for each hat is now going directly offshore and not back into the local economy.

A few months in, hat sales start to slow, so the retailer decides to reduce the margin on the imported hat and sell them for $10.50 because after all, he was only making $7.50 off the locally made hat and now he has two competing lines in the store and sales are declining. Sales for the new imported hat take off again. He is now selling more imported hats than ever before, but the locally made hats are not selling now because why would anyone pay $2 more for a hat that looks exactly the same

The same story repeats itself with retailer after retailer and eventually the owner of the hat factory faces a choice - declare bankruptcy and shut down the factory, or move manufacturing offshore. By the end of this cycle $15,000 per month is heading offshore if we are selling 5,000 hats per month.


And that everyone is why so many jobs have gone offshore. Because places like China simply undercut our locally made products even though the quality of locally made goods is often better. Furthermore it is a double hit to the economy because the money it actually costs to make the items heads offshore, never to be seen again.


I understand the economics of it, and you left out that Chinese manufacturers often fail to pay the trademark or copyright royalties. At least in the major sports in the USA, this can add a large amount to the price of an item.

ETA: Anyone who has a trademark or a copyright is looking to profit from it, from actors, actresses, musicians, sports stars, sports franchises, etc, etc. The knockoffs are not paying the royalties, and manufacturing offshore, so they are selling the stuff illegally. Here in my local area, they have arrested the vendors for selling unlicensed goods
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posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:24 PM
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I know people who do screen printing on shirts and hats. They buy hats from suppliers and then put their designs on the hats. But at least their hats are worked on in our local area, supporting our local people. We do not need to eliminate China as a supplier of parts for our stuff, just increase our production of things in this country.

If we even started producing half of what we need here there would be a lot more people working. These other countries are not our enemies, they are trade partners. But we need to put our own workers to work in factories too, we need to even the playing field so our own people can work.

Factory jobs are not that bad jobs here in America. Working conditions are not bad in most places nowadays and you can make a living wage most times. They usually have bennies and you are not all stressed out at the end of the day, nothing a beer or two can't take care of on the way home after work.



posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: BubbaJoe

If we are going to go that far into it, they also blatantly steal designs and manufacture them using horribly cheap materials. To make a product that is essentially the same but much, much worse.

Here's a great example;




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