Donald Trump is using a Chinese factory to produce the flags his campaign is using for the upcoming 2020 presidential campaign.
Factory Owner Li Jianga told NPR’s ‘The Indicator’ podcast that he was making blue and white flags for Trump’s re-election campaign.
Jiang reveals that his factory was used by both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign cycle.
“We also make flags for Trump for 2020,” Jiang said. “It seems like he has another campaign going on in 2020. Isn’t that right?”
Jiang is producing upwards of 100,000 flags each day. The flags are clearly marked as “Made In China.”
During the interview, Jiang also noted that his factory has previously produced red scarves for students of the Young Pioneers, the Communist Party’s youth initiative.
“Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the President’s 2020 reelection campaign committee, has proudly produced and manufactured all of our merchandise right here in America from day one,” Executive Director Michael Glassner said in 2017.
It’s not clear at this time if the Chinese factory received the order request directly from the Trump campaigns official team or through a supporting party.
If Trump is purchasing his campaign flags from a Chinese producer, it would go against his own “Buy American, Hire American” promise. Of course, many of Trump’s own company products are not produced in the United States and his daughter, Ivanka Trump also uses overseas labor to producer her company’s goods.
With massive tariffs on steel and aluminum and Trump’s promises to heat up the trade war he has created, buying from a Chinese manufacturer at this time seems like an unintelligent move.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.