Even Fox News Says Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Plan Is Economic Poison

Fox News is an unapologetic cheerleader for all things Trumpian. If he fires off missiles or drops bombs, they swoon and soil their clothes in rapturous adoration. They could change their name to Trump News and not be exaggerating in the least.

But some cracks are starting to develop in the Fox-Trump axis of capitalism as god almighty, and it all involves the fake president’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, which may look good at first glance, but is actually bound to increase the price of nearly everything you buy, from toothpaste to jeans.

As Shep Smith explained on Fox Tuesday afternoon, the H-1B visa program included in the executive order is not the problem. And, as Smith also noted, Trump is a big league hypocrite because the products in the Trump clothing line are all made somewhere other than the United States:

“But the White House says the companies take advantage of those visas, that they bring in large numbers of foreign workers pay them less, and drive down wages. President Trump himself has gone back and forth over this program. And as for the president’s push to ‘buy American,’ opponents point out the obvious, that some of the president’s own products were made from workers from about a dozen other companies. And besides…the price of everything at your Walmart and your local store and everywhere else goes way up for you.”

Your wages won’t be going up anytime soon, but prices for everything you buy will. Sounds like Trump needs to change his motto to read: Screwing America Right in the…Wallet.

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