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Donald Trump Attacks Carrier Union President

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Carrier Union Leader: Trump 'Lied His A-- Off' about Carrier Deal - CitizenSlant

Just minutes after the president of the union that represents Carrier’s Indiana plant appeared on CNN, Trump took a break from running the free world to send out a tweet attacking him.

 The president of United Steelworkers 1999 has been critical of the deal that the President-elect has taken credit for brokering. In fact, he has been criticizing Trump all week. However, just 20 minutes after he appeared on CNN, Trump sent out his mean tweet:

“Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!”

Trump clearly does not do much reading at all, but he apparently watches religiously the network he most often criticizes. And it seems that the interview really found its way under the President-elect’s paper thin skin because an hour later, he was still seething.

If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana. Spend more time working-less time talking. Reduce dues.”

Earlier this year, Carrier announced plans to close the factory and shift production to Mexico, laying off some 1,400 workers in the process. Though Trump has since denied it, multiple times during the campaign, he blasted Carrier as an example of bad U.S. trade policy that makes it profitable to ‘offshore’ jobs, repeatedly vowing that he would stop the practice if he were elected.

After eagerly waiting for the announcement, Jones said that he was disappointed because Trump’s was a promised only half delivered. He has spoken to multiple media outlets, including The Washington Post. At the same time, he has praised Trump for striking the deal.

“The actual number of jobs saved is 730 bargaining unit jobs — the workers, the union members — and another 70 office, supervisory clerical workers from management,” Jones said on CNN on Wednesday. “And what they are doing is counting in 350 some-odd more that were never leaving this country at all.”

It appears that anything short of full and complete praise of the President-elect on CNN will receive his ire.

The President-elect would be well served to take some of his own advice, as his primary job is running the free world, rather than attacking union workers who appear on CNN.

 

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