In a development that is somehow not satire, the White House reportedly served guests with Chinese-made silverware at a exhibition showcasing US-made products.
The showcase, held in the Jacqueline Kennedy garden at the White House this week, intended to put the spotlight on American-made goods - but appeared to put China first instead.
When not admiring goods from various states, some attendees allegedly noticed they were only fed thanks to China, reports sycaruse.com.
Matt Roberts, the president of the last flatware maker in the US, Sherrill Manufacturing, was shown a spoon by Rep. Claudia Tenney, who asked where it came from.
"It says Oneida Ltd," Roberts said, according to the website. "It's made in China."
If this is true, it get worse: Oneida used to manufacture products in the US, but moved overseas; and Sherrill is the only company that produces flatware made wholly in the US, according to its website.