One major talking point #Donald Trump used during the presidential campaign was that the #Carrier air conditioning company was planning on outsourcing 1,000 jobs to Mexico from their plan in Indiana. When Trump announced he reached a deal with the company to keep those jobs in the United States, President #Obama wanted a special message to get through.
Obama on Carrier
"Big day on Thursday for Indiana and the great workers of that wonderful state," Donald Trump tweeted out on Tuesday, before adding, "We will keep our companies and jobs in the U.S. Thanks Carrier." Trump's announcement that he struck a deal with Carrier air conditioning to keep jobs in the United States is welcome news, but critics point to the lack of details that actually got the deal done. Those who question the deal have wondered what concessions Trump was forced to make to keep Carrier from outsourcing to Mexico and paying lower wages to workers. As reported by The Hill on November 30, this issue was addressed during a White House press conference.
Speaking for President Obama was White House Press Secretary John Earnest. When asked about Trump's deal with Carrier air conditioning, Earnest called it "Good news," but made sure to offer criticism of the new president-elect in the process. "If (Trump) is successful in doing that 804 more times, then he will meet the record number of manufacturing jobs," Earnest sad, alluding to Obama's consistent record on job creation.
Big day on Thursday for Indiana and the great workers of that wonderful state.We will keep our companies and jobs in the U.S. Thanks Carrier— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
John Earnest didn't stop there, as he cited Obama's record of protecting "more than a million" manufacturing jobs during his presidency, while creating nearly 800,000 in the field. Under Obama, 15 million jobs have been created, with the unemployment rate dropping from a high of 10 percent during his first term in office, down to 4.9 percent as of the latest jobs report.
With President Obama less than two months away from leaving office, Donald Trump will bring with him a new economic mindset. Trump's vision for the country is more in line with what Republicans have promoted for years, most notably trickle-down, or "Reaganomics." The billionaire real estate mogul has promised "the largest tax cut since Ronald Reagan," though experts from the Tax Policy Center say the wealthy would benefit the most.