The official White House Twitter account posted a video Monday of President Donald Trump speaking at the Made in America event being held at the White House. In the tweet, they included the hashtag #MadeinAmerica.
“American manufacturers gathered at the White House today to showcase American-made goods from all 50 states. #MadeinAmerica,” the tweet reads.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 23, 2018
The short video clip showed the President before a display of products from each of the 50 states all “Made in America.”
However the internet being what it is, people seized upon the hashtag to make a point to the Trump Organization —the private businesses owned by the family— and the Trump presidential administration.
People shared photos of Trump brand merchandise labels, showing the goods were not #MadeinAmerica. Instead of kudos, people trolled the First Family accusing them of hypocrisy.
— jordan (@JordanUhl) July 23, 2018
Well that seems odd….. pic.twitter.com/OaAenoztwo
— Kel Varnsen (@_Kel_Varnsen_) July 23, 2018
Everything from golf shirts…
…to the hats synonymous with the President were shared with the hashtag #MadeinAmerica.
After considerable criticism, official MAGA logo hats sold on the President’s campaign website are now made in the United States according to fact checking organization Politifact, but people online claim free hats given away at rallies are still made in China.
Other members of the Trump family received negative feedback for their branded products as well, most notably First Daughter Ivanka Trump. Tweets and images called her out for her products manufactured overseas.
— RG (@ReggieNABQ) July 23, 2018
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) July 23, 2018
Isn’t his crap and Princess @IvankaTrump‘s shitty stuff made everywhere BUT the USA? 🤔
— JB’s Derp State Blues (@JaybeeStewee) July 23, 2018
Conspicuously absent from #MadeInAmerica is Ivanka Trump, since her stuff is all made in China! Tone deaf & shameful!
— Mona Soliman (@Mona0042) July 23, 2018
@realdonaldtrump had a #MadeinAmerica event today, sans ANY products from Trump or @IvankaTrump b/c they have their inferior products made in sweat shops in 3rd world countries! https://t.co/02WCi7caxN
— grey-sister (@grey_sister) July 23, 2018
#TrumpOrganization foods nowhere on display lol @POTUS @realDonaldTrump start w @IvankaTrump line of goods and your own to create #jobs! #Trump #MAGA by being #MadeInAmerica ! @cenkuygur @AnaKasparian @JayarJackson @johniadarola @jimmy_dore @miserablelib @RonPlacone @angela_rye
— TheBreakerOfWalls (@TheBreakerOfWal) July 23, 2018
Not his though, right? Or Ivanka’s? pic.twitter.com/nsY3omRVPq
— Radioactive Dinosaur (@JeffSaysStuff2) July 23, 2018
— DonnieD (@Linsha222) July 23, 2018
— Lisa Amaral (@Hollaworldwide) July 23, 2018
The hats given to Republican members of Congress during the Trump inauguration also bore made in China labels. Photos of those special black hats also made it back onto Twitter in celebration of Monday’s White House #MadeinAmerica event.
Illinois Democratic Representative Cheri Bustos outed the inaugural hats on Twitter the day of Trump’s inauguration.
— Rep. Cheri Bustos (@RepCheri) January 20, 2017
Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel also took the Trump family to task back in March for the lack of products made in America in the Trump online store.
The White House issued no official response to Monday’s online criticism over Trump branded merchandise.