On Friday morning, Trump implemented $34 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods ranging from auto parts to medical devices. Clothing and shoes, like those imported by Ivanka Trump’s company, were spared.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative explained that the goods to be levied with tariffs were chosen based on what would disrupt the U.S. economy the least and have the least impact on consumers.
Snopes, the fact checking website, pointed out that 35% of all apparel imported in 2016 came from China. And 72% of shoes sold in the U.S. are from China.
— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) May 10, 2019