“Made in America” Week

By Isaac Cohen*

The White House communications team has been making an heroic effort to maintain message discipline, identifying “weekly themes” on topics such as infrastructure in June, followed by energy, the workforce and technology. However, these efforts have been derailed by the interference of other relatively more urgent issues, such as the investigation of Russian intervention in the November election, or the ongoing tortuous passage of the health care bill in Congress. Also, President Trump’s incessant tweeting on different topics has not helped.

This week’s theme, drawn from the “America First” campaign promise, is “Made in America.” As described by the White House director of media affairs Helen Aguirre Ferré, the goal is to “honor the amazing American workers and companies who have products that are made in America.” The week started with the opening of a “showcase” of products made in the 50 states and President Trump will issue a declaration and make a speech on the importance of making products in the United States.

This time, a day before the start of the week, an outstanding inconsistency was pointed out. The Sunday Washington Post, in almost three pages, described in detail how the companies owned by President Trump’s daughter manufacture abroad most of their products, in Bangladesh, China and Indonesia.

*International analyst and consultant. Commentator on economic and financial issues for CNN en Español TV and radio, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO and other media. Former Director, UNECLAC Washington.

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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