Factory working to beat the clock on threatened tariffs
Workers make flags for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign at the Jiahao flag factory in Fuyang, Anhui province, China, on Wednesday.
Manufacturers are already hard at work churning out banners for President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign — in China.
According to a Reuters report Wednesday, China’s Jiahao Flag Co. has produced more than 90,000 “Trump 2020: Keep America Great!” banners and flags since March, and the factory has ramped up production before Trump’s threatened tariffs against all Chinese-made goods kick on.
The banners and flags cost about $1 each to make, Reuters said, and a factory manager said Trump’s campaign suppliers appear to be trying to get their orders in before potential tariffs cause the price to rise.
The manager told Reuters that the factory has been making Trump banners ever since the days of “Make America Great Again.”
“Sales have been great ever since 2015,” she told Reuters.
Ironically, one of the Trump administration’s key messages to U.S. businesses and consumers has been to buy, and hire, American