When he hasn’t been on vacation, Barack Obama has been desperately trying to hog the spotlight for what’s left of his second and last term. With midnight executive actions and sanctions against Russia, Obama is at work setting up roadblocks for his successor.
Fortunately, Donald Trump isn’t keeping quiet and waiting until he officially takes over to announce his plans for the nation. And they are great plans. Plans to bring our economy back.
On Twitter, Trump announced that his administration would follow two simple rules: “Buy American and hire American.”
As Western Journalism points out, the reaction hasn’t been uniformly positive:
Trump’s detractors claim the mogul is a hypocrite for not practicing his own rules, as many of the products he sells are manufactured overseas. The Trump Winery in fact, sought permission to hire foreign workers in October and Mar-a-Lago will hire foreigners this winter. Numerous companies have, nonetheless, ramped up investment in the U.S. since Trump’s election win.
Trump personally announced Wednesday that Sprint and OneWeb are intent on bringing more jobs back to the United States. (…)
After Trump met with [CEO Masayaoshi] Son on Dec. 6, Soft Bank Telecommunications announced the Sprint cell owner would invest $50 billion in the U.S. and planned to create as many as 50,000 new jobs for Americans.
U.S. technology giant IBM announced on Dec. 13 it would hire 25,000 people in the country over the next four years, a day before Trump met with tech industry leaders.
Of course, this is in addition to the 1,000 Carrier jobs staying in Indiana.
Even Trump’s enemies can’t deny that business and consumer confidence has soared since the election. Small businesses have announced a rise in hiring and sales, while consumer confidence was its highest since August 2001, just before the September 11 terrorist attacks.
If Trump’s administration keeps to its pledge to put America first, these figures should continue to rise.
Source: Western Journalism