WASHINGTON – The White House wants to turn the page on Russia and dedicate next week exclusively to President Trump’s domestic manufacturing agenda.
Trump will kick off “Made in America Week” Monday by showcasing domestically made products from all 50 states at the White House, according to administration officials.
“The week ahead is going to be a great opportunity to highlight and to celebrate American workers and American companies that are responsible for producing the goods marked ‘Made in America’ that are a gold standard throughout the world,” White House director of media affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre said Sunday.
New York will be represented by iconic piano manufacturer, Steinway & Sons. Founded in 1853 in New York City, Steinway will offer special financing deals for the rest of July on its pianos as part of the event. “There are only a handful of brands that have the kind of American legacy that Steinway has,” Ron Losby, CEO of Steinway Musical Instruments, said in a statement.
On Wednesday, Trump will issue a proclamation on the importance of making products in America. And on Saturday Trump will travel to Newport News, Va., for the commissioning of the new aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford.
Trump won the White House with a strong “America First” agenda, despite family products manufactured overseas where labor is cheaper. First Daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, for example, is made by low-wage factory workers in Bangladesh, Indonesia and China.
Asked whether any announcements of Trump family products being made in America will be forthcoming this week, Ferre said: “We’ll get back to you on that.”
The White House is also considering import tariffs on products manufactured in other countries to give incentives for companies to stay in America. “Everything is on the table,” a White House official said.