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How Did Donald Trump Think People Would React to His Asinine “Made in America Week” Idea?

America to Trump: 'You first.'

For all those saying Donald Trump would gain on-the-job political experience once he was in office, we have to admit they were right. Apparently, he’s leveled up from “absolutely no experience whatsoever” to “ineffective middle school president,” and has declared a number of “theme weeks” for the country to celebrate. First up: Made In America. (Next week is “American Heroes” and the following week will be themed “American Dream.” Like the American Dream of having access to decent affordable healthcare and not being crushed under the weight of massive medical debt? No, probably not that dream.)

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The three-week pageant is thought to be a lead-up to the push to rewrite American tax code. This week, according to The Hill, “Trump will highlight a number of locally made products from all 50 states. He will tour products displayed at the White House and on the South Lawn, and then will speak to the media on his administration’s support of manufacturing companies in America.”

If he’s looking to get Americans engaged and excited about the idea of American manufacturing, well, it’s working. People sure do have a lot of questions. Like, “what were you even thinking with this idea?”

People are excited to invest in the American economy. The general thought, though, seems to be … you first.

Maybe Ivanka can address her Asian sweatshops or those activists who went missing while looking into them?

That’s not very likely, seeing as when asked these questions, the official White House response was “We’ll get back to you on that.”

Happy Made in America Week, everybody.

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Vivian Kane
Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.

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