Donald Trump is overdue for a dressing down, and the Democratic National Convention has tapped comedian Ken Jeong to be the one to do it. In one of a series of comedy videos produced by Funny or Die, Jeong and former White House economist Austan Goolsbee rip into the Republican presidential candidate for calling for a return to American manufacturing on the one hand, but outsourcing the production of just about every Trump-branded item on the other. Jeong is Team Trump at first. “Yeah, you make stuff right here!” he applauds after rolling a clip of the man himself at a rally, saying “Remember when we used to have, ‘Made in the U.S.A.,’ right? When was the last time you’ve seen it?” Goolsbee, however, encourages Jeong to take a closer look.
“Donald Trump says he will bring back jobs to America, when he himself made millions outsourcing his own Donald Trump stuff to be made everywhere else?” Jeong laments as he examines the clothing tags of a Trump shirt (made in Bangladesh), a Trump jacket (made in Mexico), and a Trump necktie (made in China).
To be fair, Trump does make a few of his suits in the United States.
Those “Make America Great Again” caps, as far as we can tell, are also products of the good ol’ U.S. of A., as is his “Success by Trump” cologne, according to fact-checking site Politifact. And, if you’re keeping score at home, so are Trump Wine and Trump Natural Spring Water.
But for all Trump the political rabble-rouser’s campaign-trail bombast about “America First,” Trump the businessman doesn’t appear to have more than a token stake in reshoring employment where it counts the most, say offering financial inducements to factories that will equip blue-collar workers with the skills they need to compete in the new economy.
Holy Melania, indeed.