Lou Dobbs has a few thoughts “about our formidable President-elect and his manifest leadership. Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump slammed a number of America’s corporations for making their products in Mexico to sell in this country, whether Ford cars or Oreo cookies, moving production out of this country, killing middle class jobs here to take advantage of lower cost labor south of the border.
Dobbs plays a clip of Trump from July of 2015 in which he tells voters what he would do about Ford. Trump said, “I would tell the head of Ford, very simply, ‘I’m sorry sir, but you’re going to have to go back to the United States.” Noting that they’ll then build their plant in the US. “That’s what’s going to happen.”
Dobbs points out, “And it’s what happened, today. Ford announcing it’s canceling plans to build a $1.6 Billion factory in Mexico, choosing instead to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in one of the company’s Michigan factories and hire another 700 American workers. CEO Mark Fields explained the reasons for the company’s change of strategy. He acknowledged Trump’s election and the policies that have been produced as a result.”
He says, “There is a more positive business environment now and the move is a ‘vote of confidence’ in the President-elect’s economic policies. The President-elect had a very good day, a lot of wins. Mr. Trump’s trade agenda getting a boost from usually adversarial big labor. None other than the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka today pledged to work with the Trump White House to renegotiate NAFTA.
“Trump’s wins today extending to the swamp known as DC,” reports Mr. Dobbs. “Mr. Trump sending a clear message to lawmakers that he’s in charge now. Trump slamming a House Republican effort to prioritize a plan that cut the Office of Congressional Ethics. The House Republicans reversed themselves and acceded to the President-elect’s leadership on what will be their priorities.”
Dobbs says, “Put simply, Donald Trump’s already delivering big on his promise that Americans will be winners again.” Counting the total of three wins and playing another clip of Trump predicting an onslaught of wins, Dobbs adds, “I’m pretty sure we’re not going to mind too much, all of this winning. And with all he’s done already, I can’t wait to see what Mr. Trump can do when he takes the oath of office and actually goes on the federal payroll.
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