The president took to Twitter this Tuesday morning to address how what he’s claimed as ‘the goals of his presidential administration’ are supposedly coming along.
Trump wrote, “Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!”
Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017
As he’s claimed time and time again, Trump will supposedly bring back large numbers of jobs to the United States, thus “making America great again” and reclaiming our economic growth from the foreigners who have supposedly hijacked it.
There’s a problem, however, with Trump’s “glorious” plan.
Nearly every example that Trump has cited thus far in his presidential administration for his policies supposedly working to bring back manufacturing jobs to the United States has turned out to have nothing to do with him. The only thing that can be credited to Trump is the increased volatility of the stock market, which has lately experienced both record highs and significant drop-offs.
The same goes for the announcement cited by Trump in this tweet. Although he’d surely like it to be a piece of evidence that his policies are working, it’s not.
As a keen Twitter user wrote in Trump’s comments section, “Hey @realDonaldTrump, these are all part of the 2015 Ford-United Auto Workers contract. Had nothing to do with you.”
Ford hasn’t actually made the announcement yet that Trump is praising in his tweet; it’s expected, according to Reuters, to come later Tuesday morning.
Although Reuters describes the situation as being “not clear” as to whether or not Ford’s investment decision has anything to do with Trump, even they’re forced to admit that Trump has often “promoted job announcements at the White House that had been previously planned or announced.”
Such incidents have been going on for months, with Trump routinely claiming credit for auto manufacturing investment decisions that have nothing to do with him.
Not only that, but it gets even worse, because at one point he threatened GM with a massive tariff if they didn’t stop making cars in Mexico, while refusing to acknowledge that Mexican manufacturing accounts for only a small fraction of the manufacturing of the car model that he singled out.
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