See How Trump Kept Hundreds Jobs From Leaving America Even BEFORE Winning The Election
Donald Trump seems to make enemies and draw battle lines wherever he goes, about whatever he is passionate about. We're just lucky that he's so passionate about American jobs and American growth.
Recently, one of Trump's political platforms has been outsourcing. Trump is a huge opponent of the recent move by many large companies and corporations to move manufacturing and factory jobs out of the U.S.
Little do most Americans know that Trump has actually fought and kept jobs within the United States already, months before he even has a chance to occupy the White House. Here's how it happened.
Trump heard the news that Ford was planning on moving a lot of its manufacturing and construction outside of the United States and down into a $2.5 billion facility it's constructing in Mexico. Trump promised to immediately call Ford CEO Mark Fields and let him know that he would pay for that decision.
Trump elaborated to a crowd about how his conversation with Fields would progress.
"Let me give you the bad news," he vowed to say to the CEO. "Every car, and every truck and every part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we’re going to charge you a 35 percent tax. OK? And that tax is going to be paid simultaneously with the transaction, and that’s it."
Trump's comments must have shaken Fields and Ford some, because Fields wrote a letter to Trump explaining his commitment, and Ford's, to manufacturing in the United States.
"We're here to stay. We invested over $10 billion since 2011 at our facilities. We hired 25,000 people with plans to hire another 8,500 folks. It’s important for us to be successful in our home market and we love what we do for the economy."
Hillary and Bernie can talk all they want of leveling the playing field and bringing back the economy, but Trump is actually in the trenches, calling out CEOs and companies and making things work. He really does plan to make America great again.
h/t: Conservative Tribune