Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday claimed Apple’s iPads and iPhones are made in America.
This Week host Christiane Amanpour described ABC’s efforts to empty a house of all products manufactured outside the U.S., after which McCain touted the Apple products’ American-made roots.“I would also point out that if you emptied that house there … if you left a computer there, or an iPad, or an iPhone, those are built in the United States of America,” McCain said.
Actually, iPhones and iPads, as is printed on the back of the products, are designed in California, but built in China.
McCain spokesperson Brooke Buchanan told TPM in an e-mail that McCain was emphasizing innovation as a key to job growth, but acknowledged he “misspoke” about the Apple products.
He is “obviously aware (iPhones and iPads) are designed in the U.S. but manufactured outside,” she said.
Watch the full interview below:
Additional reporting by Evan McMorris-Santoro