Donald Trump plays in a fire truck as White House defends president’s imported products

Donald Trump enjoyed playing in a fire truck outside the White House on Monday as he kicked off a week showcasing products that were made in America.  

Four months after he revelled in sitting behind the steering wheel of an 18-wheeler truck when he welcomed truckers, the President showed again how much he likes a  heavy duty vehicle. 

“Where’s the fire? Where’s the fire? Put it out fast!” the president said as he climbed into the cab of a Wisconsin-built fire truck and pretended to be a firefighter. 

U.S. President Donald Trump sits in a fire truck while participating in a Made in America event Credit: Bloomberg

Social media users were quick to point out there was plenty of smoke in Mr Trump’s White House, which is engulfed by investigations looking into his campaign’s ties with Russia.

The president vowed to boost US manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased products made in all 50 states.

“No longer are we going to allow other countries to break the rules, to steal our jobs and drain our wealth,” Mr Trump said at a White House event that spilled from the East Room to the South Lawn.

U.S. President Donald Trump wears a cowboy hat as attends a “Made in America” products showcase event at the White House  Credit: Reuters

“Remember in the old days, they used to have ‘Made in the U.S.A.?’ ‘Made in America,’ but Made in the U.S.A.’ We’re going to start doing that again. We’re going to put that brand on our product because it means it’s the best.”

The president took his time checking out products from all over the country: Trump donned a cowboy hat from Texas. He swung a baseball bat from Louisiana.

However, the White House was also forced to defend the production of Trump-branded goods.

Vice President Mike Pence laughs as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a baseball bat as they attend a Made in America product showcase event  Credit: Reuters

Ever since Mr Trump kicked off his candidacy pledging to put America…

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