UPDATED AND BUMPED - White House Mocks Trump-Carrier Deal To Save Jobs That Feed 1000 Families
Pride. Sloth. Wrath. All wrapped up in one menacing White House, led by Barack Obama, whose personality is given voice by prissy butt-suckers like Josh Earnest.
May they burn in hell:
Even the Trump Haters at the Young Turks get that what Trump and Pence achieved here is notable:
Let’s talk about one of the things he did that was actually really positive. He said, look, your parent company United Technologies has a lot of government contracts. IF you want to get United States government contracts, you’re going to have to keep some of your jobs in the United States.
Now, this is exactly what I’ve been saying to Democrats and President Obama. That you could do this stuff. If you really want to apply pressure, there are a thousand ways to apply pressure. But they would never do it.
I’m sorry, if you’re a Democrat, and you like Obama, I hate to break your heart and you want to hate me for it and that’s okay, but Obama wouldn’t have done that. That’s not who he is, he is not that guy.
And in this case, it is an absolute fact. Because he is president right now.
If he wanted, he could have pressured Carrier. But he didn’t pressure Carrier. He didn’t pressure United Technologies, and he didn’t threaten to take away their contracts. Because he’s not that strong.
And he always thinks, his default mode is there’s nothing we can do. You guys don’t understand.
There are consequences.MEANWHILE, HERE'S WHAT THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE DOES CARE ABOUT:
ERIC COTTONHAM, Carrier Employee: How are you doing, Mr. President?
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: How are you?
ERIC COTTONHAM: My name is Eric Cottonham and I’m representing the Steelworkers Union, Local 1999. And I’m trying to find out, what do we have left far us — all of our jobs are leaving Indianapolis. I see here you’re doing a lot of things, but in Indianapolis, there’s nothing there for us. I mean, what’s next? I mean, what can we look forward to in the future as far as jobs, employment, whatever? Because all of our jobs has left or in the process of leaving, sir.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, in fact, we’ve seen more manufacturing jobs created since I’ve been president than anytime since the 1990s. That’s a fact. And you know, if you look at just the auto industry as an example, they’ve had record sales and they’ve hired back more people over the last five years than they have for a very long, long time. (…)
But for those folks who have lost their job right now because a plant went down the Mexico, that isn’t going to make you feel better. And so what we have to do is to make sure that folks are trained for the jobs that are coming in now because some of those jobs of the past are just not going to come back, and when somebody says, like the person you just mentioned who I’m not going to advertise for, that he’s going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do? There’s — there’s no answer to it. He just says, “Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.” Well, how — what — how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually, the answer is he doesn’t have an answer.