McCain claims iPad, iPhone are made in US

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) believes Americans should buy products made in the US, but he seems a bit confused about what those products might be.

In an interview with ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday, the senior senator from Arizona incorrectly declared that Apple’s iconic iPhone and iPad products were made in the US.

ABC News dedicated several segments of their World News broadcast last week to furnishing a home only with products that were made in the US. In the end, the house was left without key electronic products like televisions and computers.

McCain told Amanpour that the ABC News team should have simply purchased products from Apple.

“I would also point out that if you emptied that house, if you had left a computer there or an iPad or an iPhone, those are built in the United States of America,” he said.

In fact, both Apple products are designed in the US but manufactured in China. United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard corrected McCain in a later segment.

“The iPad and iPhone are made in China,” he said. “They’re not made in America.”

This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast March 3, 2011.

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Written by | David Edwards

David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.

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