First Ford Now Carrier: Trump Saves Another Factory and 2,000 More Jobs
Media downplays significance as President-Elect Donald Trump cuts Carrier deal to keep factory and 2,000 jobs in the United States.
After announcing a little over a week ago he has made a deal with Ford to keep a manufacturing plant in Louisville, Kentucky from being moved to Mexico President-Elect Donald Trump announced on Twitter 5 days ago he was in negations with Carrier to keep an Indiana factory and 1,400 employees from moving across the border.
I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS – Will know soon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2016
The negotiates were announced as Trump continues to promise to kill TPP on his first day in office and followed announcements that Canada and Mexico are willing to renegotiate NAFTA.
Donald Trump has pledged to repeal NAFTA in its entirety and instead negotiate bi-lateral trade deals that are more favorable for the United States.
Earlier today, Trump named new cabinet members today and revealed plans to launch a victory tour on Thursday during which he was expected to make the announcement on the deal with Carrier.
Instead of allowing to Trump to make the announcement in Indiana the corporate media has instead decided to leak the news about the deal ahead of time.
In leaking news of the deal the media is also downplaying the jobs being saved, running headlines which read any were from “nearly 1,000” factory jobs to “1,400”
However, CNBC reports 1,4000 jobs will be saved in their own article with a misleading headline and the number is cited at 2,000 jobs by the NY Times in one report and half of the 2,000 jobs in another.
While the media is downplaying the news everyone should read this fantastic NY Times story about the burst of hope many Carrier workers felt on election. night while keeping in mind Trump was elected because he is racist.
Trump to reveal deal to keep nearly 1,000 Carrier jobs in Indiana: Sources
Donald Trump will visit Indiana on Thursday to announce he’s brokered a deal to keep close to 1,000 factory jobs at the Carrier plant, CNBC’s David Faber reported.
Faber tweeted that Trump’s transition team and United Technologies, the parent company of Carrier, had reached an agreement to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana. The air conditioner-maker had said earlier this year that it would move 1,400 jobs to Mexico on a three-year timetable.
Indiana’s Republican governor and Trump’s vice president-elect Mike Pence had railed against the move, and Trump used Carrier’s decision during his election campaign as an example of the types of trade deals that hurt U.S. workers.
Ironic that CNBC runs a headline of 1,000 jobs and yet reveals in the details a number of 1,400 jobs.
Similarly the Daily Caller uses the same 1,000 jobs headline.
Report: Trump Reaches Deal With Carrier To Keep 1,000 Jobs In US
Via the NY Times:
Trump to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S.
From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the big air-conditioner company, to move 2,000 of them from Indiana to Mexico was a tailor-made talking point for him on the stump.
On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and the vice-president elect, plan to appear at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant to announce they’ve struck a deal with the company to keep a majority of the jobs in the state, according to officials with the transition team as well as Carrier.
Mr. Trump will be hard-pressed to alter the economic forces that have hammered the Rust Belt for decades, but forcing Carrier and its parent company, United Technologies, to reverse course is a powerful tactical strike that will rally his base even before he takes office.
In exchange for keeping the factory running in Indianapolis, Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence are expected to reiterate their campaign pledges to be friendlier to business by easing regulations and overhauling the corporate tax code. In addition, Mr. Trump is expected to tone down his rhetoric threatening 35 percent tariffs on companies like Carrier that shift production south of the border.
Despite the media stating Trump needs to tone down his rhetoric on threatening 35% tariffs for companies that move jobs and factories out of the country it is in fact this exact rhetoric which is forcing companies like Ford and Carrier to keep their jobs in the United States.
Even Apple is now looking into moving manufacturing back into the United States because the a 35% penalty will certainly hurt their bottom line and make them far less competitive against rivals such as Samsung and HTC.