People on Twitter Are Calling Out President Trump’s Inaugural Address for His ‘Buy American’ Remark
uncategorized| | By Steven Lerner
On January 20, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. During his inaugural address, Trump hoped to instill a sense of nationalistic pride to all Americans.
“We will follow two simple rules,” Trump said in his prepared remarks. “Buy American and hire American.”
However, it seems Trump doesn’t exactly follow his own rules when it comes to buying American products.
An August 2016 report from the Washington Post found that many of Trump’s own products were not manufactured in the United States. According to the report, there are at least 12 countries where Trump’s products were made (China, the Netherlands, Mexico, India, Turkey, Slovenia, Honduras, Germany, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Korea).
People on Twitter immediately recognized that Trump contradicted his own “Buy American” rule, lambasting the president for not following his own words.
@Lawrence Trump, you say "we buy American and sell American", does that include your products that are made overseas and sold here ?
— Christopher S. Burt (@chrisburt502) January 20, 2017
trump says we'll follow two simple rules — buy american, and hire american — two rules he has repeatedly ignored in his own business.
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) January 20, 2017
— Luca Strebel (@StrebelLuca) January 20, 2017
If one of the "two simple rules" is buy American, but this guy makes his ties in China, when does that rule officially kick in?
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 20, 2017
— Sy Milne (@milne25) January 20, 2017
Another aspect of the inauguration that caught people’s attention regarded the size of the crowd. One tweet in particular appeared to show the disparity by comparing a photo of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration on Friday and Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) January 20, 2017
When it comes to presidential inaugurations, be glad that we have social media to put things into perspective.