“I really would like him to explain why he paid Chinese workers to make Trump ties....” said Clinton, holding a red Donald Trump-branded necktie.
She then reached for another tie patterned with her campaign’s logo. “... Instead of deciding to make those ties right here in Colorado with a company like Knotty,” Clinton continued.
Clinton’s visit to the Knotty Tie Company comes a little less than a week after she addressed the same issue during her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, specifically mentioning that Trump could’ve made his ties in Colorado.
After taking a brief tour of Knotty’s facility, Clinton attacked Trump not just on ties, but on Trump suits made in Mexico, furniture made in Turkey and picture frames made in India.
“I don't know how you can talk down American workers and American businesses and want to be president of the United States,” said Clinton.
Clinton also highlighted Knotty’s practice of partnering with local resettlement programs and employing refugees new to the Denver area.
“Reaching out to employ people including refugees ... has proven to be a very good decision because of skills and commitment to work and to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their families,” Clinton said.
Before departing, the Democratic nominee was sure to grab the custom tie with her campaign logo from the podium, saying she knew who she could give it to.
“I think this would look really good on my husband,” Clinton said. “Don’t you?”
In the past, Trump has not denied Clinton's claims of outsourcing, telling ABC News, “She doesn’t have to say that because I say it all the time.”
“Unfortunately my ties are made in China and I will say this, the hats -- ‘Make America Great Again’ -- I searched long and hard to find somebody that made the hats in this country,” Trump told ABC News’ David Muir in an interview at Trump Tower in June. “I pay a lot more money. It is a very hard thing and it’s because they devalue their currency.”
In the same interview, Trump called China “the number one abuser” but asserted that “virtually every country” the United States does business with makes it “impossible” for domestic companies to compete.