It's "Made in America" Week (except if you're a Trump)

Sprawling Russia probes have prompted discussion of whether President Trump should have the Republican Party or a legal defense fund shoulder mounting legal costs

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the administration's actions were created to reverse a policy that was "doing its best to discourage these companies from investing here at home, through job-killing deals and a rapidly expanding scheme of unnecessary regulations".

After a week of headlines focused on the President's eldest son's meeting with a Russian lawyer, the White House announced Saturday it was dubbing the coming week "Made in America" week, reviving its deployment of themed weeks created to detract attention from the Russia controversies.

President Donald Trump prepares to swing a Marucci bat, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with Vice President Mike Pence, at right, during a "Made in America" product showcase at the White House, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Washington. The Trump Administration is hoping to capitalize on a bipartisan group of lawmakers proposing a measure that would give incentives to increase manufacturing in the U.S-the "Invent and Manufacture in America Act". He then signed an executive order aimed at better supporting American companies and protecting USA workers.

Trump and his family have endured criticism that their own products are manufactured overseas.

Trump himself has avoided the press, holding only one official press conference since taking office - the least ever for a first-year president.

Spicer was peppered with questions about the first family's business dealings Monday after the administration planned "Made in America Week" this week.

"The workers no longer exist here or only in very small, small capacity; the machinery in many instances does not exist here", Klem said.

"I've said this since the beginning", Spicer told the press corps on June 19.

The biggest showpiece so far of his "hire America" agenda came in April at the headquarters of toolmaker Snap-on in Kenosha, Wisconsin, when he signed an executive order stating that federal agencies should "maximize, consistent with law. the use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States".

"This week the Trump administration will honor the fantastic American workers and companies who have products that are made in America", White House Director of Media Affairs Helen Ferre told reported July 16. Trump said at the event.

"Trump shirts and ties, where are they made? We used to have made in the U.S., made in America", Trump said. They included administration officials and members of Congress.

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