Donald Trump is set to meet with China’s president, Xi Jinping this weekend. The meeting has pushed the Russian/Trump collusion conversation out of the way as the media now focuses on what the two men will talk about.
In his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump berated China so this meeting between the two men should be interesting.
In addition to that, North Korea is acting up again and Donald Trump is expected to ask about China’s role in diffusing that situation.
But will that be the full scope of their discussion? What about all the products Donald Trump still make in China? Should we not expect him to inquire about better prices or better deals?
Despite President Donald Trump’s calls for American companies to manufacture their products in the U.S., shipments of his daughter’s branded, Chinese-made dresses have continued to land on U.S. shores since he took office, documents reviewed by NBC News show.
Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a lot to talk about during their first meeting Thursday, including the Trump’s allegations of Chinese currency manipulation and the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to Beijing’s “unfair” trade practices.
“We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country,” Trump told his cheering supporters last year on the campaign trail in Indiana. “There are no jobs because China has our jobs.”
Some of those jobs are apparently still filled by Chinese workers assembling dresses for a licensee of Ivanka Trump’s namesake clothing line.
Since Election Day, the apparel brand run by Trump’s daughter has imported 56 shipments of Ivanka Trump products from China and Singapore, part of a total of 215 shipments from Asia since Jan. 1, 2016.