Pro-Trump T-shirt company fined for switching "Made in China" labels with "Made in U.S." labels

Originally published at: Pro-Trump T-shirt company fined for switching "Made in China" labels with "Made in U.S." labels | Boing Boing

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Lying grifters caught lying?

I am shocked, shocked I tell you!

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Ironically, the “Made in USA” labels were probably also made in China.

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Nothing says “patriotic” like naming your clothing brand after a Benito Mussolini quote.

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“It’s the most patriotic red-white-and-blue, really the most All-American product, believe me…”

I’ve never seen a political movement so grounded in aspirational grifting.

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I wonder what they pay workers to remove labels and sew in new ones in the US?

Shows how horrible the Chinese labor market is if that’s still a cheaper option.

I’m also wondering if they have those “Made in the USA” labels manufactured in China.

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That fine is on top of forfeiting the profits this company has made on those shirts, right? If not IMO it ought to be.

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I’d go with something simple, like $1000 fine for each adulterated item sold made.

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They’re probably using undocumented workers…

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What an ironic name for a company that markets its products to brainless cultists.

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I’m a bit surprised that they couldn’t just have their suppliers affix the ideologically correct labels at the point of production.

That certainly happens often enough with UL and CE marks.

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That may be what they were doing. I don’t know the details, but I’m willing to bet they got caught when a shipment was opened for a random taxes-and-tariffs check at customs, and questions needed to be asked about why a crate of shirts that said “made in USA” were in a container that came from China

Edit: Nevermind, the truth is so much stupider than I imagined. According to the linked source, he got caught because he literally bragged about switching the tags on social media. :woman_facepalming:

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I’m not surprised—I mean, would-be Emperor Orange’s “Made in Russia” tag was changed to “Made in Muriika” years ago.

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Lyin’s not Cheap

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Which are, of course, the colors of the Russian flag… very appropriate.

Ah. Free toilet paper. How thoughtful.

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