Earlier this week, President-elect Donald Trump negotiated a deal with Carrier Corp to keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana. The company originally planned on shipping the jobs to Mexico, leaving a thousand Americans unemployed. The news of Trump’s deal was well received by many, especially the families of the Indiana workers who will be able to keep their jobs.
During the presidential campaign, however, candidate Trump was mocked for his promise to keep Carrier jobs here in U.S.
A clip has recently resurfaced showing President Barack Obama telling a Carrier employee that Trump would need a “magic wand” to save his job.
“[W]hen somebody says, like [Trump], 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?” Obama asked rhetorically. “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.”
He couldn’t have been more wrong.
Not only has Trump lived up to his promise to start saving jobs in the U.S. — he’s done it before even taking office.