Manufacturing jobs have come roaring back under President Donald Trump, increasing 400,000 since Trump came to D.C. But remember when Barack Obama said that these jobs would “not going to come back”? Yeah, as with everything else, Obama was wrong.
A CNS News reported:
Manufacturing jobs in the United States increased by 37,000 in July and have now increased by 400,000 since Donald Trump became president, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“Manufacturing added 37,000 jobs in July, with most of the gain in the durable goods component,” said the BLS employment report. “Employment rose in transportation equipment (+13,000), machinery (+6,000), and electronic instruments (+2,000).”
“Over the past 12 months, manufacturing has added 327,000 jobs,” said the report.
In December 2016, the last month before President Trump was inaugurated, there were 12,351,000 people employed in manufacturing in the United States. In July, there were 12,751,000—an increase of 400,000.
Wow, that is a lot of growth in an area that Obama said was a dead issue.
Obama made this claim as his presidency was winding down in 2016. He said it so that he could help Hillary win election by trying to fool America into believing that Trump’s claims that he could revitalize the economy was just smoke.
As Western Journalism reminded readers:
In a June 2016 town hall style forum, Obama was asked about Carrier Corp. jobs leaving Indiana.
Specifically, Obama was asked about comments made by then-candidate Trump that he would bring Carrier jobs — among many others — back to the United States with his economic policies.
A man named Eric Cunningham said he noticed manufacturing jobs were leaving the country, with jobs no where to be found in Indianapolis.
Obama responded by not only denigrating Trump, but also by mocking his ambitious economic agenda and suggesting he would never be able to bring jobs back in the large numbers he suggested.
“When somebody says like the person you just mentioned who I’m not going to advertise for, that he’s going to bring all these jobs back. Well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do? There’s no answer to it,” Obama said, refusing to even say Trump’s name.
“He just says, ‘I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well how? How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer,” Obama continued condescendingly.
Looks like Obama was full of it, doesn’t it?
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