Thursday, December 08, 2016

Donald Trump's First 100 Days: "Trump's Carrier jobs triumph looks more like a sham every day" - UPDATED

I was taking some time off last week, when Donald Trump announced his big rescue of jobs at a Carrier furnace factory in Indianapolis, so I’ve needed a few days to catch up.

One thing was clear even on Dec. 1, when Trump made his announcement on the scene, and has become even clearer with every day that passes: This deal is a scam. It isn’t saving nearly as many jobs as the 1,100 Trump claimed, it’s costing taxpayers a bundle, and it’s no template for any job-preservation policy that Trump might consider.

In the most recent development, Chuck Jones, the president of the Carrier workers’ union, told the Washington Post Tuesday about his reaction when Trump failed to disclose something his local already had been told — that the saved jobs numbered not 1,100, but only 730.

“He got up there,” Jones said, “and, for whatever reason, lied his ass off.”Read More
Despite the high rating his base gives him in these areas, Donald Trump is not known for his trustworthiness and truthfulness. Lying and distorting the truth come easily to him.
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