A factory in Zhejiang, China, behind Donald Trump’s and Hilary Clinton’s 2016 campaign flags claimed it is in the process of making new ones for Trump’s reelection campaign in 2020.
Li Jiang, the owner of the flag-making company, told NPR’s “The Indicator” that he was already making blue and white flags that Trump can use for his re-election campaign.
“We also make flags for Trump for 2020,” he said through a translator, The Hill reported. “It seems like he has another campaign going on in 2020. Isn’t that right?”
Li said that his factory makes around 100,000 flags each day, with labels indicating that they were all made in China. They also produced red scarves for the Young Pioneers, a group of students from the Communist Party’s youth initiative.
During the 2016 campaign, there was a joke floating around China suggesting that Trump would win due to the high number of flags ordered.
It is unclear if the committee organizing Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, called the Donald J. Trump for President Inc., made the order considering the committee’s initiative to only sell merchandise made in America, Business Insider noted.
“Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the President’s 2020 reelection campaign committee, has proudly produced and manufactured all of our merchandise right here in America from day one,” the committee wrote on its website.
“We want to thank President Trump for showcasing American-made products at the White House this week and leading the call for companies throughout the nation to Buy American and Hire American,” Michael Glassner, the executive director of the committee, said in a 2017 statement.
He added, “All the way through 2020 and beyond, we will proudly continue to sell American products.”
As for Trump’s controversial move of slapping a huge tariff on imports of steel and aluminum, Li admitted that he is not worried by the impact of the trade policy.
“We are not so worried because first of all, we have a big price advantage over our competitors, and our clients are very smart,” he said. “They would always go to the cheapest place. If China is cheap, they go to China. If America is cheap, they go to America.”