- - Thursday, August 9, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

As a conservative independent I agree with some of President Trump’s domestic policies, but he is two-faced concerning foreign trade.

Mr. Trump harassed and threatened Harley-Davidson for moving its foreign production overseas in response to the imposition of the Trump tariffs. Mr. Trump has railed against other U.S. companies that have moved facilities to foreign countries, too.

Mr. Trump’s trade war with China might eventually even out the trade imbalance with China, but it might also lead to China establishing trade deals with other countries and the permanent loss of revenue to U.S. companies and farmers.

The president has businesses all over the world producing his products. Trump shirts have been made in China, Bangladesh, Honduras and Vietnam. Some of Mr. Trump’s suits came from Indonesia. His eyeglasses are from China. Some furniture comes from Turkey. Trump flags and hats are made in China.

Many of the Trump hotel products are manufactured overseas, including pens, shampoo, body wash, moisturizers, shower caps, laundry bags, pet products and bath towels from China.

Mr. Trump’s outsourcing is inconsistent with his attacks on U.S. companies that manufacture products overseas. He is two-faced and does not practice what he preaches. I will not vote for him again.

DONALD MOSKOWITZ

Londonderry, N.H.


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