Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would make America great again by bringing jobs back to our country. Barack Obama often mocked him for saying this, claiming that it was impossible to do and that Trump would never actually follow through with his promises.
Now, however, Obama is eating his words in a big way.
The Gateway Pundit reported that US Steel CEO Mario Longhi announced this week that he wants to bring 10,000 jobs back to the states now that Trump has been elected. Longhi told CNBC on Wednesday that United States Steel would like to accelerate its investments and hire back laid-off employees now that Trump has won.
“We already structured to do some things, but when you see in the near future improvement to the tax laws, improvements to regulation, those two things by themselves may be a significant driver to what we’re going to do,” the CEO said.
Longhi pointed out that the belief that the U.S. economy can grow at least 3.5 percent also adds to what the company can do.
“I’d be more than happy to bring back the employees we’ve been forced to lay off during that depressive period,” he said, which will likely be around 10,000 jobs.
This comes days after Trump brought over 1,000 Carrier jobs back to the U.S., something Obama also said couldn’t be done.
Mocking Trump, Obama told a crowd in June, “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.”
Obama continued, according to PBS Newshour:
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.
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