American-made products and American-based companies from across the country will be represented during the fourth “Made in America” event.
Fox News reports that President Donald Trump will host the event on Oct. 5 at the White House.
According to the White House, the event is part of Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” and “Made in America” initiatives.
“Over the past four years, President Trump has taken unprecedented action to empower American workers, bring manufacturing jobs back to the country, increase the production of domestic-made goods, and energize the American economy,” White House spokesman Judd Deere told Fox News. “The president looks forward to hosting incredible companies and their American-made products representing all 50 United States at the White House next month for what has become an annual event.”
Only one participant in last year’s event is returning to the showcase this year. A White House official told Fox News that Maryland-based Lockheed Martin will return to feature its products, while companies from 49 other states will be first-time participants.
Scheduled to participate in the showcase are Correct Craft, which will represent both Florida and North Carolina, Kan Jam from New York, Cruise Custom Flags from Kentucky, and Nautique Boat Company from Florida.
“Our team is thrilled to represent both Florida and North Carolina in the White House Made in America event,” Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin told Fox News. “We are a unique net exporter to dozens of countries around the world. Both our Nautique and Parker teams could not be more excited to show off our product at the White House!”
The event will take place as Trump and his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, continue to fight to show Americans they value American-made products and businesses ahead of the election.
Part of the president’s platform is discussing the economy and how he has worked to bring jobs back to the U.S. during his first term. On the campaign trail, Biden is focusing on how the economy is struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In July, Biden proposed spending $700 billion on American products and research with a goal of bringing back millions of jobs that were lost during the pandemic. The push was his response to Trump’s “America First” plan where he has promised to protect American workers and move away from free trade and a global economy.
Last week Biden claimed Trump was “offshoring” jobs. He noted that federal contracts funded by “tax dollars” have “doubled” under his administration.
“He invited companies to the White House to make what he called the pledge to American workers,” Biden said during an event in Michigan, noting that those companies “shipped 7,000 jobs overseas.”
“Trump hasn’t stopped companies from closing plants and sending jobs overseas,” Biden added. “President Trump has broken just about every promise he’s ever made to the American worker. And he’s failed. He’s failed our economy and our country.”
Trump’s reelection team responded by ripping Biden for stealing Trump’s “Made in America” initiative.
“True to his history of plagiarism, Joe Biden stole President Trump’s ‘Made in America’ theme, but he can’t steal a record for himself on job creation,” Trump campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh told Fox News, adding that “Biden oversaw the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression and today plans a $4 trillion tax increase that would kill the economic recovery already underway.”
“Biden voted for NAFTA, which destroyed 850,000 American jobs – many of them in manufacturing – and championed Most Favored Nation status and entry into the World Trade Organization for China,” Murtaugh continued. “That was an enormous error in judgment that cost the United States 60,000 factories and 3.5 million jobs.”
He added: “The only jobs Joe Biden has ever created were in China” and lauded Trump as a “champion of ‘Made in America’” with “the record to back it up.”
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