|Desiree Sison |||Mar 14, 2016 09:55 AM EDT|
(Photo : Getty Images) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to blast China for allegedly taking away jobs from the Americans and has vowed to tax China-made goods coming into the US by 35-45 percent if he is elected president.
US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump continues to blame China for allegedly robbing Americans of jobs. Trump, however, admitted that most of his clothing such as shirts and ties are China-made.
The controversial real estate tycoon, who has consistently blamed Beijing in his speeches for allegedly taking away American jobs, revealed that he was donning made-in-China apparel during a television interview.
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"I talk about my ties in speeches. I'm open. I say my ties many times are made in China. It's very hard to have apparel made in this country," Trump said.
Trade experts said almost the entirety of Trump's signature line of men's suits, shirts, and ties are made in China
Also, critics say virtually all of his daughter Ivanka's signature clothing line have been 'imported' and none is made exclusively in the US.
Out of the 800 imported items in Ivanka's fashion line such as purses, shoes, bags, dresses, and scarves, 370 were all made in China.
"In a recent debate Marco Rubio mentioned ties. But the ties made in China are just the tip of the iceberg," said Harvard professor and trade expert Robert Lawrence in an interview with CNN.
35-45 Percent tax
The China-made clothing issue resurfaced after Trump vowed to impose a 35-45 percent tax on all clothing goods coming into the US from China, India, and Mexico if he becomes president.
US economists have warned that if Trump is elected into office and carried out his promise, it will likely start a trade war and will cause a 'recession' in the country.
Trump, 69, has been blaming China and India, among other countries, for taking jobs from Americans and has vowed to bring back all the jobs that were taken away from them if he is elected president.
"They are taking our jobs. China is taking our jobs. Japan is taking our jobs. India is taking our jobs. It is not going to happen anymore, folks!" Trump told his supporters recently.
Five countries dominate US clothing imports - China, Pakistan, Mexico, India and Vietnam.
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