Late last evening, Donald Trump announced that he will be leaving today on a global Labor Day tour.
Said Trump, “I look forward to celebrating this important holiday in Istanbul, Shanghai, Mexico City and Bangalore- you know places where my stuff is made.”
Democratic leaders have been highly critical of Mr. Trump for having his furniture manufactured in Turkey, shirts in Mexico, picture frames in India and ties in China.
When a journalist pointed out to Mr. Trump that Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, Trump responded, “Look folks, I can’t help it if no American is willing to make my crappy products for sixty cents an hour.”
He continued, “To prove it, I went to a church in Detroit yesterday and even offered the African-Americans there three dollars an hour and a bottle of Hennessy to make my amazing shirts.”
“Only Ben Carson took the deal.”
On Meet the Press, Trump campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was asked how Trump’s use of off-shore manufacturing was consistent with his central campaign theme of Making America Great Again.
“Well this just represents a softening and hardening and broadening and narrowing of his strategy.”
When pushed further on the question, Conway blamed the press. “The liberal media just refuses to report that Donald’s policy has always included making Latin America great again too.”
Later, on the Hannity Show, Trump said “When I am in Shanghai I might even demand that China build a wall.”
He continued, “Although not even in two million years could the Chinese pull something like that off.”
When asked for her thoughts on Trump’s upcoming Labor Day tour, Hillary Clinton just kept repeating, “I can’t recall.”