A federal special counsel and several congressional panels are investigating allegations by US intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election, as well as potential connections between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.
The showcase featured products from all 50 states. "We're gonna stand up for our companies and maybe most importantly for our workers".
However, his push for Made in America received some criticism from political opponents, who alleged that his family businesses are still selling products made overseas, including from India, China and Bangladesh.
Tervis, the North Venice company that makes the lifetime-guaranteed tumblers ideal for keeping beverages cool in the Florida heat, was chosen to represent Florida in President Donald Trump's "Made in America Week" at the White House.
Chris Reynolds and George Wise of the Campbellsville Apparel Company had the company's products on display in the East Room of the White House.
"We're going to get that done and I think we're going to surprise a lot of people, but (the Republican leglislators are) pushing very hard", Trump said.
"There are certain things we may not have the capacity to do here in terms of having a plant or a factory that can do it".
In a plan more consistent with past priorities, Trump and his team of (ex-Wall Street) advisers are also hoping to use Made in America Week as part of their push to cut taxes on corporations. "Trump shirts and ties, where are they made?"
"We will lift our citizens from welfare to work", President Trump said. It's an issue that resonates with the president's base, and one that senior aides sought to highlight Sunday as the president spent the weekend attending the U.S. Women's Open golf championship at a course he owns. "Wait till you see what's up for you, you are going to be so happy", said Trump.
"My administration is removing the burdens and regulations on your companies so that you can compete, thrive and grow", he said.
Despite attempts by folks at CNN and others that they're not the opposition party, every freak-out over whether the briefing is on- or off-camera solidifies the reality that they are the opposition to the Trump White House.
Democrats will continue to speak out for more jobs and rising wages in the country, the statement said.