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.
*H/T Paul Waldman
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.