Oh, you can just FEEL the anger coming off the left in waves. They despise President Trump’s new three-week campaign to promote patriotism and generate nationalist excitement among Americans. The campaign kicked off this week with “Made in America” week, which is themed to put a spotlight on American workers and products made in the U.S.A. Before the week had even begun, you had dozens of snide stories in the Washington Post and other left-wing outlets criticizing Trump for making his branded clothing overseas, downplaying the efforts he’s already made to bring jobs back to this country, and even to insinuate that there was something vaguely racist about such a campaign to begin with. Which shouldn’t come as any surprise, since liberals have been allergic to patriotism for years now.
Nonetheless, these themed weeks should speak to many Americans who are just glad to have someone in the White House who actually speaks their language.
“This week the Trump administration will honor the amazing American workers and companies who have products that are made in America,” said Helen Ferre, the White House director of media affairs.
As part of the week’s events, the White House held a showcase featuring American-made products from all 50 states on Monday. On Wednesday, Trump will keep the festivities rolling with an address to the American people emphasizing the importance of making sure jobs and factories stay right here in this country.
“For too long our government has forgotten the American worker. Their interests were pushed aside for global projects and their wealth was taken from the communities and shipped overseas,” said Ferre on Sunday. “Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, not only will the American worker never be forgotten, but they will be championed.”
We’ll grant that President Trump could strengthen the message by committing his company to buying only American-made products, but, at the end of the day, we’re not really sure how much it would help. Trump could do that on Tuesday and the attack dogs in the media would simply move on to some other critique of his administration on Wednesday. If he learned anything from the Michael Flynn fiasco, it’s that you cannot EVER satisfy the bloodthirst of the left. Once you start heading down that road, there’s no going back.
Besides, it shouldn’t make any difference. This isn’t about Trump’s company, this is about his presidency. This is about bringing back to this country a spirit of patriotism and a can-do attitude that was wholly missing from the Obama years. Oh, they like to say things like “Yes we can,” but the “can” they’re saying “yes” to doesn’t have anything to do with true American values. It has to do with blaming, accusing, and playing the perpetual victim. Trump wants to inspire those who will actually WORK to make America great again, and there are millions of people who have been waiting for that message for a long time.