Are you second guessing Trump Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Will Trump’s ambitious American jobs plan, put more Americans to work? It is sure looking that way. President Elect Trump isn’t even sworn in, and he’s already making good on his promises. We’re gonna Win and Win and Win, till you are tired of Winning! Full Steam Ahead Mr. President. If you are second guessing Trump, you are starting to look stupid.
First, there was Carrier, with over 1,000 Jobs saved.
Air conditioning company Carrier said, that it had reached an agreement with President-elect Donald Trump that would keep 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis.
Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Indiana’s outgoing governor, traveled to the state Thursday to unveil the agreement alongside company officials.
Details of the agreement were not immediately available. A Trump transition source told Fox News that Carrier executives went to Trump Tower Tuesday to hash out the deal.
Trump spent much of his campaign pledging to keep companies like Carrier from moving jobs overseas. His focus on manufacturing jobs contributed to his unexpected appeal with working-class voters in states like Michigan, which has long voted for Democrats in presidential elections.
In a September debate against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, he railed against Carrier’s decision to move hundreds of air-conditioner manufacturing jobs from Indianapolis to Mexico.
“So many hundreds and hundreds of companies are doing this,” Trump said. “We have to stop our jobs from being stolen from us. We have to stop our companies from leaving the United States.”
In February, Carrier said, it would shut its Indianapolis plant employing 1,400 workers and move its manufacturing to Mexico. The plant’s workers would have been laid off over three years starting in 2017.
United Technologies Electronic Controls (UTEC)
United Technologies Electronic Controls also announced it plans to move its Huntington manufacturing operations to a new plant in Mexico, costing the northeastern Indiana city 700 jobs by 2018. Those workers make microprocessor-based controls for the HVAC and refrigeration industries.
Carrier and UTEC are both units of Hartford, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp., which happens to also owns Pratt & Whitney, a big supplier of fighter jet engines that relies in part on U.S. military contracts.
Trump tweeted on Thanksgiving Day that he was “making progress” on trying to get Carrier to stay in Indiana.
Carrier employee: Trump is ‘my hero’ after saving jobs
He’s “the man, Donald Trump credited with spearheading an effort to save more than 1,000 jobs at an Indiana plant, and Will Cornett is returning the favor by calling the President-elect his hero.
Trump visited the Carrier site in Indianapolis, addressing a crowd of still-employed workers, and referring to Cornett specifically.
“Because of him,” said Trump, referring to a video of Cornett he’d consumed via an unnamed news source.
“Is he in the room by any chance?”
While he wasn’t in the room during Trump’s speech, Cornett was in front of a microphone and camera and speaking to Brooke Baldwin less than an hour later.
During the presidential campaign, Trump promised Cornett and his co-workers that Carrier jobs would stay stateside, despite news that they’d soon be shipped to Mexico. Trump said that promise was meant to be of a broader nature, but Cornett was nonetheless fully aboard “Team Trump.”
“I believed him 100%. That’s why I voted for him,” he told Baldwin. “This was … a promise that he was going to make us and I believed in it.”
Months after the promise, and now with Trump set to assume duties in the country’s highest office, Cornett is as convinced as ever. And though he hadn’t yet had a chance to meet the President-elect, he knows what he’ll say if he does.
“I would just say ‘thank you for keeping your promise,’ ” he told Baldwin. ” ‘I believe in you, and today you’re my hero.’ ”
During his victory lap in Indiana, Trump made a point to refer to Cornett as “handsome,” in the process praising his mother, who was in attendance during the speech.
Pleased to learn of the compliment, Baldwin’s live guest left viewers with one last message to anyone doubting Trump’s abilities to make good on his campaign promises. “I’d tell them … not to doubt ‘the Donald,’ you know? He did it once, he can probably do it again.”
SoftBank Group Corp
Next, 50,000 new jobs with SoftBank Group Corp. Still second guessing Trump?
Trump claims $50 billion SoftBank investment due to his election win! Japan’s SoftBank pledges $50 billion to Trump’s economic plan.
The head of Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp, which in October set up a $100 billion fund for technology investments, said on Tuesday he would invest $50 billion in U.S. businesses, a move President-elect Donald Trump claimed was a direct result of his election win.
The investment, which could create 50,000 new U.S. jobs, revived speculation on Wall Street that U.S. telecommunications giant Sprint Corp, 82-percent-owned by SoftBank, might rekindle merger talks with T-Mobile US Inc. that died under pressure from U.S. regulators.
Trump’s moves since the election to engage with companies, while turning his back on broader, years-in-the-works trade deals, show that the President-elect is leaning on the deal-making skills he honed in the boardroom. Trump campaigned against the overregulation of business and is expected to be more open to mergers than President Barack Obama.
The investment announced Tuesday would come from the $100 billion investment fund SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son is setting up with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund and other potential partners, according to the Wall Street Journal.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son speak to the press after meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 6, 2016.
Trump made the announcement in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan where he met with the head of SoftBank, a $68 billion telecommunications, and tech investment behemoth.
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Masa from SoftBank of Japan, and he’s just agreed to invest $50 billion in the United States and 50,000 jobs,” Trump said.
“He would never do this had we (Trump) not won the election!” Trump later Tweeted.
Prior to the election, SoftBank said Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) would be the lead partner in the fund and could invest up to $45 billion over the next five years. SoftBank expects to put in at least $25 billion. Several other large, unnamed investors are in talks on their participation and could bring the total size of the new fund up to $100 billion, SoftBank said.
Son, who wore a red tie and red sweater under his suit jacket, told reporters his company would create jobs by investing in startup companies in the United States.
“We are going to invest $50 billion in the U.S. and commit to creating 50,000 new jobs,” Son said, adding that he saw a lot of “deregulation” under a Trump administration.
Trump and Son did not give a timeline for the investment. Trump’s four-year term will begin after the Jan. 20 inaugurations.
Son had hoped to merge Sprint with T-Mobile US to take on U.S. market leaders AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.
Shares of Sprint briefly reached their highest level in 2-1/2 years, soon after Son’s comments. They closed up 1.5 percent to $8.17 in heavy trading, ending well below session highs. Shares of T-Mobile US were up 1.8 percent at $55.99.
Whether or not Trump’s election led to SoftBank’s planned investment, the billionaire’s victory has been a boon to stock investors. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at another record level on Tuesday, its 11th new high since the Nov. 8 vote.
“I just came to celebrate his new job. We were talking about it. Then I said I would like to celebrate his presidential job and commit because he would do a lot of deregulation. I said this is great. The United States would become great again,” Son said.
The CEO plans to infuse money from the SoftBank Vision Fund — a reserve co-opted between Son, the Saudi Arabian government and other partners — into startups. A source to the Wall Street Journal said that acquisitions valued at up to $30 billion may also be in the works.
Trump was, of course, very excited about the investment and tweeted that “Masa” would have never had made the investment if it weren’t for his election.
And Now U.S. Steel to Rehire 10,000!
US Steel CEO: Could Rehire 10,000, Trump Victory Bringing ‘Environment of Positive Optimism’!
Wednesday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” the CEO of U.S. Steel Mario Longhi said, after the election of Donald Trump, he has “felt an environment of positive optimism where forces are converging to offer a better environment,” which he hopes means he can rehire up to 10,000 employees.
Longhi said, “I have not felt an environment of positive optimism where forces are converging to provide a better more positive environment in quite a while. And this is pretty widespread. Customer suppliers, you know, throughout the communities.”
He added, “I’m more than happy to bring back the employees that we were forced to lay off during the depression … It could be close to 10,000.”
Now just today! More Winning
Trans-Lux To Return Full Manufacturing To U.S. – And Foxconn Begins Discussions…
Today Trans-Lux, a manufacturer of LCD and LED displays, announces that Trump’s victory has pushed the company to shift back from China to the U.S.
“Earlier this year, we didn’t think Donald Trump would win,” said Allain. “But we closely watched his campaign and listened to his protectionist rhetoric. His win forced us to reevaluate our plans in China.”
“Now with Trump’s win, Allain said the company is accelerating its move back to the U.S., with the goal to make all of its products in America within a year.
And the good news doesn’t stop there!
Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, and a major Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier said on Wednesday that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the United States.
“While the scope of the potential investment has not been determined, we will announce the details of any plans after the completion of direct discussions between our leadership and the relevant U.S. officials,” it said in a statement.
Trump changing dynamics of what to expect from Government !
It really is unbelievable. We are so used to being disappointed in our elected officials that when one of them actually follows through on a promise made, shocking, they kept their word … pretty sad. Thank you, President-Elect Trump!
An elected official who actually wants to represent the people who got him there. Now I am starting to believe.
And President Trump is doing it for FREE – no paid salary for him doing it.
No matter how the MSM spins it Trump is the winner coach our team needed!
If Trump does only half of what he says he wants to do… We are going to see a boom in this country, unlike anything we’ve witnessed in generations.
Interesting how much winning we’ve experienced in a few weeks, and he’s not even officially playing the game yet. I can’t imagine what Monday, January 20, will look like. That’s the first business day of the Trump presidency.
As soon as he’s sworn in, the exec orders will be gone. And a WHOLE bunch of other stuff. I doubt he will take the weekend off.
People’s President is a Working President
The man is a machine. The best part is he enjoys it! So he doesn’t even feel the need to vacation. I’m starting to wonder if he will even spend a day or 2 on the golf course during his first 4 years. Too much work to be done!
Too many years of incompetents, sellouts and traitors. We have all been well-trained to expect the worse and rejoice over a crumb. However, with Trump, we already had a 3-decade record of accomplishments. I did know, he would do this because it is what he has done his whole career–get things done ahead of schedule and under budget. We really should not marvel at it because it is who he is. But isn’t it delicious to FINALLY have a real leader!!!!????!!!!
He’s putting to shame all recent Presidents (especially Obama) and Congresses who barely delivered on anything except social issues that nobody wanted. Mr. Trump is showing what real leadership looks like!
The whole point is to build America with American made products rather than cheap imports. Good paying American jobs can and will pay for American made merchandise.
So if you are second guessing Trump, you are part of the problem, not the solution. Get outta’ here!
TRUMP, Making America Great Again, one deal at a time.