Jimmy Kimmel purchased and discovered a few peculiar details about Donald Trump and his merchandise on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. This is far from the first time that someone has pointed out that the merchandise carrying Trump’s name might not be the best examples of his “America First” push from his campaign. David Letterman famously pointed out that Trump’s ties were made in China only moments after the future president criticized China’s economic growth compared to America, while the items in Trump’s hotels have been scrutinized following his inflammatory language from the campaign trail.
But for Kimmel, he’s got something new up his sleeve to add a new wrinkle to Trump and his company’s numerous products. Using the president’s recent push for tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel — something Kimmel called a pretty blatant attempt to get voters in Pennsylvania — Kimmel turns his focus to the Trump family website and web store. He wants to see just how much has changed since “America First” was a big part of the Trump political push over the past few years, so he ordered a few things.
He pulls out a variety of items, including a golf hat, a golf club cover and a blanket all made in China. There are also a few items made in Peru and Thailand, but the big surprises for Kimmel come with the ones that don’t have any country of origin listed on them.
This includes a gold bar coin bank and a Trump pet bandana, which was apparently pretty pricey, both which didn’t have any country of origin listed. This prompted Kimmel and his team to look up the requirements for goods imported into the United States and the penalties that follow any violation of those requirements. This includes a fine up to $500,000 for each offense, something Kimmel hopes the Trump Organization led by Eric and Don Jr. is aware of because it might make their father look bad.
He’s willing to help, though, and calls it just a simple oversight. So instead of just letting it go, Kimmel says he’s willing to go ahead and file an official complaint to get it all sorted out. Have to take care of our own here in America!
(Via Jimmy Kimmel Live)