Coming through on one of his campaign promises before taking office, Trump announced Tuesday that he’d made a deal with Carrier Manufacturing regarding 1,000 jobs the company had planned on outsourcing to Mexico. Earlier this year a cellphone video went viral showing thousands of Carrier employees reacting the moment they learned their days of employment were numbered as the company planned to restructure and move jobs to Mexico.
Donald Trump quickly seized the story, stating that if elected, he’d negotiate a deal with Carrier to prevent the job losses. “Here’s what’s going to happen,” Trump told a crowd in Indianapolis in April. “I’ll get a call from the head of Carrier and he’ll say, ‘Mr. President, we’ve decided to stay in the United States.’ That’s what’s going to happen — 100 percent.”
Trump hasn’t even taken office yet, and in the words of one Carrier employee (who happens to be a registered Democrat), he’s done more for them in the past three weeks than Obama did in the past nine months (when Carrier initially announced plans to outsource).
Back when Trump said he was going to save those jobs, the media mocked him. CNN interviewed and quoted a number of Carrier employees who doubted Trump, and among those who mocked Trump were none other than President Barack Obama.
As the Gateway Pundit reported:
On June 1, 2016, Barack Obama held a town hall event on PBS News Hour.
During the question and answers period Barack Obama mocked Donald Trump for wanting to keep Carrier jobs in the United States.
Carrier employee Eric Cottonham asked Obama about his job in Indiana.
Barack Obama mocked Trump, “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.”
As it turns out, to save American jobs, no magic wand is needed. Maybe the reason Obama’s presidency has been such a disaster is because it was HIM who thought you need to rely on magic to get anything done in this country.