The Democratic presidential candidate cited her husband's Pennsylvania-made shirt, using it as a visual aid to slam Donald Trump's purported affinity for U.S.-made products and remind her supporters of the plethora of Donald Trump-branded products made overseas.
"Donald Trump, you hear him. He talks a big game about putting America first," Clinton, who is on a weekend bus tour with running mate Tim Kaine, said at a rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. "Well, with all due respect, please explain to me what part of 'America First' leads Trump to make Trump dress shirts in Bangladesh, not Ashland, Pennsylvania? Or to make Trump furniture in Turkey, not Freeburg Pennsylvania."
Clinton then worked her husband's shirt into the speech, saying, "In fact, my husband told me on the bus ride here … you know, this shirt he has on right now, he said, that's made in Reading, Pennsylvania. And, look. You're not going to believe this because it just sounds too coincidental. It's made at a company called Bills. So Donald Trump says he wants to make 'America Great Again.' Well, he can start by actually making things in America again!"
Bill Clinton proceeded to unbutton his blazer to show off the plaid shirt.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 30, 2016
Hillary Clinton retold the tale of the Pennsylvania-made shirt at her next rally, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
"When we were packing for the bus tour, he said, 'What am I supposed to wear? I said well I don’t know, it’s sort of 'bus tour casual.' And so you know, he’s going through his closet and this morning in the hotel in Harrisburg he’s putting this shirt on, he goes 'you know what?' This shirt was made in Reading, Pennsylvania. And you will not believe this, at a company called Bills."
During the event, he tweeted a photo of his shirt's label, confirming it was made in the Keystone State.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) July 30, 2016
And finally, at a rally later in the day in Youngstown, Ohio, Hillary Clinton, said, "I don’t ant to stir up any rivalry with Pennsylvania, but my husband is wearing a shirt that was made in Reading, Pennsylvania. So if we’re going to start making things in America, Donald Trump better start making things in America."