Trump's New Tariffs On Goods from China Won't Apply to Products In His Daughter's Brand

President Donald Trump has waged a trade war with China, slapping tariffs on some $34 billion in Chinese goods. In a stroke of luck, his daughter, Ivanka Trump, will not have to worry about it. The tariffs won't apply to the goods she sells in her eponymous fashion line.

Last year, President Trump attended a special showcase in the White House. The showcases was of a variety of products that are 'Made in America', and the president gave great praise to them all. The White House chose the theme to 'honor the amazing American workers and companies who have products that are made in America', read the report from the White House.

Many couldn't help but point out the hypocrisy. Trump's own daughter and aide, Ivanka Trump, is the owner of a multi-million dollar brand that sells products made mostly in China. Her company also contracts with factories in Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Vietnam, but the majority comes from China.

The fact that Trump is okay with Ivanka's non-made in America brand is odd in itself. True, Ivanka isn't currently running her company-- she put it into a blind trust so that she could move to Washington D.C. so she and her husband, Jared Kushner, could work as her father's aides. However, she's still the owner and still profits from the business.

Associated Press reported that, in the past, workers in the factories that supplied Ivanka's company with shoes complain of verbal abuse, physical abuse, ridiculously long hours and low pay. Workers even said that they were forced to sign fake pay stubs with over-inflated numbers to hide how much they were really making.

It's a very odd coincidence that the president has slapped tariffs on things such as boats, aircraft, medical supplies and nuclear reactors, but gave an exemption to apparel and footwear. These are the very things Ivanka's company sells. The first daughter really lucked out, it seems.

Chengdu Kameido Shoes in the Sichuan province has supplied shoes for Ivanka's brand for a while now, and they are hoping to continue. “We are trying win a contract with one of our customers,” a representative said. “The entire order is for the Ivanka brand.”

If you do get your clothing and shoes from companies that sell goods from Chinese factories, you’re going to need the savings. Trump’s attempt to bully China has caused Beijing to respond with
additional taxes for a lot of goods. The retaliation is affecting the price of seafood, soybeans, dairy products, produce, meat, pet food, alcohol, cigarettes, cars and machinery parts.

That's just the beginning. The U.S. could receive retaliation from other countries as well, including Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Even his fellow Republicans have been critical of the president for the sudden and harsh tariff policies.

The trade wars may hurt a lot of companies, and most will be forced to pass on the expenses to the consumer. It could also ultimately affect jobs, which would be very bad for the GOP in the mid-term and 2020 elections. Trump ran on promising jobs. China has warned Trump that he was going too far, but the president has refused to back down and insists that it is a war he can win.

Source: Yahoo
Photos: White House, Michael Vadon, Air Force

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