One of the strongest platforms Trump held to during the campaign was his promise to save American jobs.
Terrible trade deals with Mexico, China, and other countries encouraged companies to close offices and factories in America, and Trump won over many Americans by expressing his intention to end this destructive trend.
He promised to not only save existing American jobs, but end bad trade deals to bring jobs back to America. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, had very little to convince American workers she’d do the same.
Already we’ve seen Trump’s impact as President-Elect. Although he has yet to take office, he prevented Ford from moving factories to Mexico. And this past week we’ve learned he was able to work with Carrier to save over 1,000 jobs that were about to be outsourced.
We can expect more wins like this in the coming years.
President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence appeared at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis Thursday to discuss the deal they made with Carrier to prevent over 1,000 U.S. jobs from being moved to Mexico.
The surprise deal was announced earlier this week — but Thursday was the first time Trump addressed it publicly beyond a few tweets. The fact that Trump was able to save over 1,000 American jobs before even taking office has been widely celebrated and held up as proof that he will do everything in his power to boost American jobs.
“Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences,” said Trump. “It’s not going to happen.”
Even during the campaign, we saw Trump having an influence on international affairs. Now as President-Elect he has tremendous power and influence to ensure that jobs stay in America.
Once he takes office, he can use legislation to reform bad trade deals, bring jobs back to America, and punish unscrupulous companies that want to disenfranchise our country.
We knew this to be true all throughout the campaign. Now, thankfully, it’s coming to fruition.