Hey, President-Elect Trump: Congratulations on your quick success on Wednesday! [Addendum added.]
Congratulations on your quick success on Wednesday, Mr. Trump!*
Now how ’bout gettin’ to work on that Carrier plant in Indianapolis that is in the process of shutting down, its production being moved to a new plant in Mexico. And other manufacturing plants that, like Carrier, actually ARE slated to move outside the country.
And then, after Carrier announces its change in plan, could you make a few phone calls to a few companies that outsource their manufacturing and assembly?
And then maybe … Walmart. Get Walmart’s CEO on the phone. Can you get Walmart to stop doing virtually all its purchasing from wholesale companies whose products are from China, Vietnam and other countries that aren’t, y’know, the USA?
And when you have an extra moment, maybe you can get your daughter Ivanka on the phone and try hard to persuade her to get her company to stop having its products made in China.
Look. Shouldn’t Bill Ford or at least Ford’s public relations office put out a statement correcting Trump’s, um, misimpression that a plant in Kentucky was ever scheduled to move to Mexico?
I get that that is a dangerous move, given Trump’s nature. But a courageous move at the outset by Ford’s CEO would put everyone on notice that we’re in for some serious fascist tactics in the next four years, and they need to try to undermine the success of those tactics.
ADDENDUM: Here’s a detailed article about this in the Washington Post.** Do read the article. Then ask Trump about whom he plans to pick as his, um, Labor Secretary. And whether his NLRB member pics will be … pro-union.
No, don’t bother with that last question. It’s not just that we don’t have to ask, cuz we already know. It’s also that we know that Trump will say they will be pro-union picks.
One absolute certainty is that Trump will continue to say the opposite of what he is doing is what he is doing, and say the opposite of what happened is what happened. On absolutely everything.
We are about to have Joe McCarthy combined with the Matter Hatter as president of the United States.
Added 11/18 at 12:27 p.m.
*I switched the link from a Politico article to one by Jim Tankersley in the Washington Post, which provides the full information.
Added 11/18 at 5:44 p.m.
your first link, which looks like it intends to go to a tweet, pitches me back to a 2010 mike kimel post…very odd. but i tried it with both of my browsers, & that’s what it does..
Geeez. You’re kidding. I just tried the link, and nothing came up. Incredibly weird. Anyway, I just put in the right link.
Thanks for letting me know.
Walmart still scores pretty high on US made content, but that’s because they sell so many groceries now.
Ford against fascists? You want them to go against their founder’s tradition?
What I’d ACTUALLY like is for commenters of the far right or far left to stop dredging up some irrelevant piece of history, recent or long-ago, that shares a word or a name or a single fact with the subject of the post.
What is the point of this type of thing? I have no clue, but it is constant here.
Trump is a globalist shill. The pain of people not getting this cracks me up. de Rothschild and their Mercer lackeys are laughing the shit out of it right now.
In fairness, while we need to see more specific information about the Ford plant, if the Lincoln production is being kept in the US and what was going into the plant is in the US, it would be a net win — and surprise, surprise, Politico’s slant would be wrong.
More specific information: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/18/the-real-story-behind-that-exaggerated-tweet-from-donald-trump-about-ford/
sorry, no dual log ons. I deleted the new one.
You are beating a dead horse. You are a liberal and Trump is assembling a conservative government. Get over it. Count the electoral votes. You lost.
He can’t lie his way through much longer, Sammy. If you think otherwise, this article should disabuse you of that belief:
Bev, he is not president yet. Still, on trade we have stopped hearing about a vote on TPP. Yet our party still debating what caused Clinton’s loss.
Beene, read my new post. I posted it a few minutes ago.
I don’t think there are many Democrats who are still in denial about what caused Clinton’s loss, but it sure shouldn’t have taken as long as it did for the denialists to stop denying it. I do hold them partly responsible for what happened, because I think a few of them might have been able to get through to Clinton before it was too late, had they not worshipped the ground she walked on and did nothing but fawn over her.
Paul Krugman is one in particular whom I have in mind. Yet he’s still not owned up to his own profound failures. Not that it matters now, but still ….