In this clip from an old Letterman interview, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump shows off his new clothing line collection (“best selling in the world!”) and then goes on one of his now-trademark rants against the People’s Republic of China for being a country that is “ripping our heart out” before being interrupted.
Host David Letterman then presents him with the tags on his own ties that say very clearly “Made In China,” before the two exchange several priceless “are you serious?” glances with each other. It’s just more evidence that Trump is a shameless hypocrite who won’t force his businesses to follow the same “principles” that he espouses on the campaign trail.
Trump then attempts to explain away his hypocrisy by vague allegations to “currency manipulation” before being subtly called out for shipping American jobs overseas to save a couple bucks. Trump ends by attempting to plug his ties at Macy’s – which incidentally have dumped the Trump brand and no longer sell his ties, in protest of his racist and xenophobic demagoguery.
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