There was a rumor going around a while ago that President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats were made in China. It wasn’t accurate. While some knockoffs are made overseas, the officially licensed caps are made right in the U.S.A.
The process in which they’re made, along with the workforce that puts it together, is fascinating.
During the presidential campaign, the Los Angeles Times toured the LA-area factory that produces the MAGA hats and discovered that 80 percent of the workforce is Hispanic, despite liberal claims that Trump is a racist.
All the immigrants that the Cali-Fame factory employs are verified U.S. citizens, according to the company. They have mixed feelings about making the hats because of all the negative press they hear about Trump, but overall, they’re glad for the consistent work that Trump has been bringing them.
"You know, he's giving us a lot of work. Keeping us busy.… It's a job, I get paid to do it and it pays my bills," said one worker who doesn’t consider herself a Trump supporter.
MSNBC also toured the facility in 2015 around the time the company accepted the MAGA hat contract with Trump’s campaign.
“When you heard that you were going to make the hats for Trump, what was the first thought that went through your mind?” liberal correspondent Jacob Soboroff asked a Hispanic woman.
“Well, more work for us,” she replied.
Another employee who isn’t a fan of Trump, said, “I just try to ignore it,” when he says things she doesn’t like.
Since that time, Hispanic unemployment has hit record lows under the Trump administration, and Alfredo Ortiz of the Job Creators Network wrote a piece for The Hill about how Hispanics are “flourishing in Trump economy.”
From 2015 to 2018, the number of businesses owned by minority business owners also jumped from 15 percent to 45 percent.
“President Trump's economy is the rising tide that is lifting all boats,” Ortiz observed. “This is especially true for Hispanics, who were among the biggest victims of the low-growth, high-regulation economy under President Obama.”
Last year, Business Insider also toured the MAGA hat factory to give viewers an up-close look at how the hats are made. Take a look at the video below:
In 2018, Business Insider spoke with the woman behind all the incredibly successful President Trump merchandise:
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