Trump signs ‘Buy American’ executive order. Twitter’s response is EPIC.

Trump’s newest executive order today was signed so the government can “aggressively promote and use American-made goods.” The order doesn’t do much to directly affect policy besides ordering a series of agency reviews on how to prioritize American labor, including reforming H1-B visa laws, which permit companies to bring in skilled foreign labor.

Twitter has been fast to point out the hypocrisy of a man encouraging companies to “Buy American,” when his own business empire has been largely built by profiting off the backs of cheap foreign labor. Some of the most damning responses can be found below:

 

“The president just signed an order to ‘buy American,” said CNN’s Jake Tapper today. “So wait, does that mean he wants me to stop buying Trump products?”

“As for hiring American, a CNN review found that the president as a corporate head has hired more than 1300 foreign guest workers to work at his various businesses here in the U.S., including requesting 78 visas to staff his two Florida properties for this year,” Tapper added.

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