from Zero Hedge
While President Trump wages a trade war with China that could soon impact every Chinese-made product entering the US, the owner of a Chinese factory has confirmed to the Hill that he’s been hired to produce flags for Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign.
The factory owner, Li Jiang, runs a flag-making factory in China’s Zhejiang province with his wife. He made his revelation about the Trump campaign flags during an appearance on NPR’s “The Indicator” podcast, where he confirmed that workers at his factory knew Trump would win the presidency when orders for Trump-branded flags far outpaced orders for Hillary Clinton flags.
But his factory, like most businesses in China, also has some troubling connections with the Communist Party. Li said he got his start producing red scarves for primary school students who joined the Communist Party’s youth organization, the Young Pioneers. When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, Li and his wife saw an opportunity to expand their business, and started making flags for countries around the world. Li says his factory has produced flags bearing the emblem of all 50 US states. According to Li, all the flags produced at his factory carry the market “made in China.”