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Photo Of Trumps Sparks Backlash On Twitter (Photos)

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Social media users are calling out President Donald Trump after he tweeted about American jobs while sharing a photo of his wife in an Italian-made dress.

Trump posted the tweet on Sept. 4 in celebration of Labor Day, the Daily Mail reported. He appeared to be reiterating his campaign promise to bring jobs back to the United States.

"We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel. Happy #LaborDay!" the president tweeted.

Alongside his message was a picture of himself with first lady Melania Trump. The photo showed them attending the Congressional picnic back in June.

It was later revealed that Melania was wearing an Italian-made dress in the photo -- not an American-made one. The color fit-and-flare dress worn by the first lady was made by Greek designer Mary Katrantzou.

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The dress was listed on Saks Fifth Avenue's website and says it was manufactured in Italy. It was originally being sold for $2,255, but it was on sale for $760 by the time Melania was seen wearing it in June. The dress is currently sold out.

Several social media users also called the president out on his own history of outsourcing jobs for his businesses.

"What percentage of your products are made in the USA?" asked one Twitter user. "Can you name even one?"

"Are u friggin' kidding me? Virtually EVERYTHING sold under the Trump label is made in China, Bangladesh, Vietnam & other low-wage countries," wrote another.

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"Your election gear and the steel in your buildings were made in China," added another user.

Mr. Trump's clothing line -- the Donald J. Trump Collection -- features products ranging from suits, ties, dress shirts, eyeglasses and other accessories.

Shirts from that line have been found to be made in Honduras, China, Bangladesh and Vietnam, The Washington Post reported. PolitiFact Virginia also found some Trump-branded sport coats to be made in India.

During the 2016 presidential race, Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's campaign cited import data from 2007 that showed a Trump men's shirt shipment that was marked as being made in South Korea.

Other Trump suits listed on Amazon also show they were imported, ade in USA or both.

Trump had pledged several times during his campaign that he would stop jobs from leaving America.

"[C]ompany after company is leaving the country and leaving jobs behind. And I’m going to get it stopped,” the president said in early 2016, according to ThinkProgress.

Since Mr. Trump's inauguration, at least 11,934 American jobs have either moved overseas or are in the process of leaving the country, according to Department of Labor data analyzed by ThinkProgress.

Sources: Daily Mail, Donald J. Trump/Twitter, The Washington PostThinkProgress / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Saks Fifth Avenue via Daily Mail

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