The White House is hosting a "Made in America" showcase today on the South Lawn where companies from all 50 states are proudly exhibiting their products.
Monday afternoon President Trump took a tour of the displays, where he tried on a Stetson cowboy hat and climbed into a firetruck with Vice President Mike Pence.
"Where's the fire?" Trump said according to the pool report. "I'll put it out."
Cheers in the East Room as Pres Trump tries on a "Made in America" Stetson. pic.twitter.com/neXbJ0Y0sE— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 17, 2017
Marine One, which was built in Connecticut, was sitting on the lawn for the event.
The President made brief remarks about the importance of deregulation and tax reform in order to allow business to grow and manufacture in the United States.
"We're gonna stand up for our companies and maybe most importantly for our workers," Trump said. "American workers, farmers and innovators are really the best in the world."
"Every member of my administration shares the same goal, to provide a level playing field for American workers," he continued.
Pres Trump ends event signing proclamation designating this as "Made in America" Day and Week. pic.twitter.com/Nr0Uq67rzr— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 17, 2017
Flanked by "Made in Amerca" products, including Gibson Guitars on his left, Pres Trump says "'Made in America' means it's the best." pic.twitter.com/ersDGXHoUY— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 17, 2017
Made in America is the White House theme of the week and will remain the focus in coming days.