During a discussion of free trade Sunday on ABC's "This Week" Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) touted Apple iPads and iPhones as products made in America. There's just one problem, though: Both products are made in China.
Host Christiane Amanpour spoke about her network's project to empty a house of goods that are not made overseas.
"I think it's obviously a recognition of the reality and the trends, that cheaper, lower-cost labor products will usually prevail over products made in higher wage and income countries. 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."
Both the iPad and iPhone are designed in California but manufactured in China.
Following the flub, McCain's office told CNN: "Senator McCain is aware they were designed but not assembled in the U.S."
McCain has admitted in the past that he has limited tech experience.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama painted McCain as old and out of touch with technology. He "doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an e-mail," the Obama ad claimed.
Republicans pointed out that injuries McCain sustained as a tortured POW in Vietnam inhibit his ability to type.