President Donald Trump has stepped away from the oval office and talks of impeachment to attend a ribbon-cutting for Louis Vuitton in Texas!
President Donald Trump has taken his 2020 campaign ventures to Texas as he attended the grand opening of a new Louis Vuitton factory.
The location which is being called Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch is the first for LVMH chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault.
Now it may seem weird to connect the dots as to why Trump would be attending something in the luxury fashion realm, but it’s actually tied to his campaign.
Throughout his time as President and as he goes for reelection, Trump has been talking about more jobs for the American people.
With this new factory opening in Texas, Arnault says that they plan to employ over 100 workers within the next 5 years.
“This shows two commitments: One, the commitment of LVMH to the American market, and two, the commitment of President Trump to the American worker,” Arnault said in his remarks
Now when it comes to his relationship with the President, it goes beyond Trump’s time in politics. When Arnault moved here in the 80s’, he met President Trump when he was a real estate developer in New York. As for his current relationship with the president, he shared that this has nothing to do with politics, its all about business and giving people a job!
“We are very honored to have the president of the United States. I’m not here to judge any types of policies. I’m here to work with my brand and we are going to, over five years, have 1,000 people working here and that’s what matters.”
As of now, there has been no word on if a collaboration will be in the works given the first ladies’ ties to high fashion and luxury items.
“Louis Vuitton is a name I know very well; it’s cost me a lot of money over the years,” the president joked, even as he mispronounced the brand’s name.
As for Louis Vuitton chairman and chief executive officer Michael Burke, he also released a statement sharing that this visit from the president is not about personal political views, but for a greater cause.
“This is about engaging with the president of the United States’ overriding economic goal of bringing jobs back to the United States…it’s ironic that it’s a French company that’s doing it. There’s a subject…for those who want to be critical. Once again we’re helping out America. That’s what friends are for.”