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Made in America Week Showcases Hawai‘i Rum

July 18, 2017, 1:30 PM HST
* Updated July 18, 12:46 PM
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Bob Gunter of the Koloa Rum Co. of Kalaheo, Kaua‘i, is participating in the event, representing Hawai‘i as one of the 50 states with products on display during the Made in America Product Showcase. Official White House Photo by Michael Lyons.

The Trump Administration on Monday, July 17, 2017, celebrated American manufacturing by launching Made In America week, which honors the workers and companies who make “Made-in-America” the world standard for quality and craftsmanship, a White House press release stated.

On Monday, President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, members of the Cabinet, Congress and governors welcomed 50 companies, each representing a different state, to highlight and applaud their effort and commitment to American-made products.

In doing so, President Trump also honors all American workers, who, for too long, were forgotten by government, the White House release said.

Bob Gunter of the Koloa Rum Co. of Kalaheo, Kaua‘i, is participating in the event, representing Hawai‘i as one of the 50 states with products on display during the Made in America Product Showcase.

In his speech to the Made-in-America product display, which was both indoors and outdoors at the White House, the president reiterated his promise to the American people that he will be a champion for their cause.

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“You construct and harvest the products that fill our homes, feed our families and defend our nation, and enrich our lives,” said President Trump. “I want to make a pledge to each one of you: No longer are we going to allow other countries to break the rules, steal our jobs and drain our wealth—and it has been drained.”

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Later this week, the president will meet with a group of businessmen and women to discuss how the federal government can continue to negotiate on behalf of the American worker and continue to negotiate trade deals that will benefit all.

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