We are merely days into the new year, and the president-elect is already trying to fulfill his promise of keeping jobs in America.
While the media would have you think we are on the verge of a nuclear war, Donald Trump is telling billion-dollar companies to keep their factories here, or risk having to “pay a big border tax.”
Most recently, Trump has put General Motors on blast, claiming the company is building many of their cars in Mexico, and shipping them back to the U.S. tax-free.
General Motors responded, saying that their company manufactures most of the vehicles in the U.S., but that a particular model of the Chevy Cruze was made in Mexico, with some being sent back across the border. GM issued the following statement following Trump’s claim:
“General Motors manufactures the Chevrolet Cruze sedan in Lordstown, Ohio. All Chevrolet Cruze sedans sold in the U.S. are built in GM’s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. GM builds the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback for global markets in Mexico, with a small number sold in the U.S.”
Following the exchange, GM’s stock has since shot up, but no word on the company’s plant in Mexico. Still, the company took as slight hit in the stock market following Trump’s remarks (but has since bounced back, and gone up).
TRUMP TO NORTH KOREA, NUKE “WON’T HAPPEN!”
Donald Trump’s love of Twitter has not helped him win over his detractors. This week, after North Korea announced they now had the ability to fire a nuclear warhead at the United States, Donald Trump tweeted “It won’t happen!”
While many view this as the president-elect standing up for America, there are those who consider Trump’s social media presence as a threat to national security.
These same people think Hillary Clinton would make a good commander-in-chief, so their opinions shouldn’t be taken too seriously, however these sentiments are shared by millions of Americans. Is Twitter the best use of the president-elect’s time? Probably not, but the end of the world narrative is getting quite old. Hopefully the left will come up with something better, because this whole “the sky is falling” thing has worn off.
We are a couple weeks away from having a president who truly believes in the American people, and not the corporations who funded his campaign (cough, Obama). While he may tweet a lot, the media seems to ignore it when he’s using it to keep jobs here.