Donald Trump Went Back On One Of His Main Campaign Promises...On His Inauguration Day

'We will follow two simple rules: BUY AMERICAN & HIRE AMERICAN!'

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One of President Trump's main focal points of his campaign and subsequent election, was the importance of US manufacturing.

He notoriously blamed China for stealing jobs that were, in his mind, rightfully American, accusing them during the presidential debates of 'using our country as a piggy bank.'

In 2012, Trump tweeted that the 'concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing noncompetitive.'

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We're not entirely sure what he meant by this, but it compounds one of his first promises to the people post-election, that he intends to stem the flow of foreign goods making their way into America and promote products made in the USA.

This has certainly struck a chord with a lot of people, since cities like Detroit and other smaller towns have struggled with unemployment and related issues, after the closure of local manufacturing plants.

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Trump is already something of a walking contradiction to the promise to make America US-goods focused.

Trump himself has a legacy of outsourcing his products to countries outside of America. Trump apparel is made variously in China, Bangladesh and Vietnam. Trump's homeware brand includes items made in Germany. And there are items in his hotel chains made in China and Taiwan. All the various items that have been outsourced are chronicled here in the Washington Post.

It is also widely known - you can read it here in Newsweek - that actual building developments, like Trump Tower, used the Chinese steel he has since claimed he is so vehemently against.

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Trump hasn't denied his use of Chinese steel, instead arguing that he shouldn't, as an American business owner, have been allowed to use it by the government.

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That, essentially, business men will always do what it most viable and profitable for themselves and the government is there to control and regulate them.

It follows, then, that if and when Trump becomes part of the government, he will relinquish his own selfish, 'business' minded attitude and think for the people, and act accordingly.

So, on the day of his inauguration, when he tweeted this:

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Many people were disappointed (and some people were very gleeful) to find that the Republican Party (here referred to as the GOP) hat's were, you guessed it, made in China.

Many people are urging Trump for more transparency and less hypocrisy.

We would simply suggest that he leads by example, what a refreshing thing that would be.

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