President Donald Trump is taking part in the kickoff event of “Made in America” week on Monday.
Trump will be on the South Lawn of the White House to ring in the week, which was created to show off the products made by American workers.
“This week the Trump administration will honor the amazing American workers and companies who have products that are made in America,” White House Director of Media Affairs Helen Ferre told reported July 16. “(America sets) the world standard for quality and craftsmanship.”
The event will feature “crafts and other items created in each of the 50 states,” the Washington Post reported.
Watch a live stream of Monday’s event in the video at the top of the page, and the event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. EDT on Monday,.
“Made in America” week will last from July 17 until July 23, and it’s in line with Trump’s promise to bring back manufacturing jobs in the United States that have been lost party due to improved technology. In keeping with the promise, Trump has attempted to decrease regulations on companies in the U.S. and also renegotiate trade deals with many foreign nations.
According to The Post article, Trump and his advisers are hoping that “Made in America” week will show the need to “overhaul the nation’s tax code. By highlighting the state of manufacturing the U.S., advisers told The Post that he hopes to “substantially reduce to corporate tax rate.”
Reports say that members of Trump’s cabinet will start working with lawmakers on legislation to reform the tax code in short order, and they hope it will find its way to Capitol Hill within the next month.
There are other theme weeks planned for the coming months. The White House announced that July 24 kicks off “American Heroes” week while July 31 starts the week of the “American Dream.”
While Trump, a businessman, is making an effort to shed light to the shortage of skilled labor, he’s also receiving criticism for being hypocritical.
Some have argued that although he’s pushed for American-made products in the past, many of Trump’s own products from his and his family members’ businesses are made overseas. The list includes products that were sold under his own name and also daughter Ivanka Trump‘s clothing line and shows, ABC News reported.
Many of the Trump Organization’s products are outsourced to countries such as Bangladesh and China.