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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:23 PM

Ex-union president calls Trump a "con man" and a "liar" as Carrier lays off 215 more Indiana workers

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/trump-liar-carrier-layoffs_us_5a57e57ee4b0720dc4c59342

He "sold us a bag of s**t" we're stuck with, former Steelworkers leader Chuck Jones says at an Indianapolis town hall.

A former Steelworkers union leader has blasted Donald Trump as a “con man,” an “idiot” and a “liar” as Indianapolis air-conditioning and furnace company Carrier Corp. laid off 215 more workers Thursday. The company has sent a third of its jobs to Mexico since Trump boasted a year ago about a $7 million state tax incentive deal for the company to keep jobs in the U.S.

“I think everybody ought to respect the president of the United States and the office he holds. But Donald Trump is a liar and an idiot,” Chuck Jones, former president of United Steelworkers 1999, said at an Indianapolis town hall meeting on Wednesday that was streamed live on Facebook.

“When he was saying these jobs would not be leaving this country, not at any point in time did he say, ‘I’m bringing back my jobs I’ve got outside the country. I’m going to bring back my daughter’s jobs,’” added Jones, referring to overseas manufacturing for Trump and Ivanka Trump products. “He’s a pure and simple con man ... and I’m sorry people bought into his message. He sold us a bag of shit, and now we’re stuck with it,” Jones added, The New Yorker reported.

The town hall meeting was organized by labor advocacy group Good Jobs Nation so workers could vent about the latest round of cuts and the administration’s lack of action.

Trump attacked Jones in a Tweet just over a year ago when Jones expressed skepticism about the Carrier deal. Jones received death threats after the tweet.


Trump boasted that the massive state tax break that former Indiana governor and current Vice President Mike Pence helped negotiate would save 1,100 jobs. In fact, Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, will keep only 730 production jobs and 70 salaried workers at the Indianapolis plant. In addition, all 700 workers at Carrier’s Indiana circuit-board plant in Huntington are losing their jobs.

“He got up there and for whatever reason, lied his ass off,” Jones said at the time. “Trump and Pence, they pulled a dog-and-pony show with the numbers.”

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and you bought it hook line and sinker, more fool you.........you deserve no sympathy.

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Reply Ex-union president calls Trump a "con man" and a "liar" as Carrier lays off 215 more Indiana workers (Original post)
sunonmars Jan 2018 OP
flamingprogressive Jan 2018 #1
tammywammy Jan 2018 #5
tammywammy Jan 2018 #2
JI7 Jan 2018 #6
Angry Dragon Jan 2018 #3
JI7 Jan 2018 #4
JI7 Jan 2018 #7
Freethinker65 Jan 2018 #8

Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:29 PM

1. gullible on both sides of the aisle

 

He sold a boatload of bs because far too many in amerikkka are not as smart/informed as they pretend. We tried to warn them. Sympathy meter turned off. The more pressing question...have enough formerly sane dems, in important EC states learned their lesson?

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:33 PM

6. But many of the other idiots there and elsewhere preferred the bigot conman over the truth and actua

Plans from hillary.

And the reasons for it point to something very ugly.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:30 PM

3. It was a con job put together by Pence and Indiana.......Trump just took credit for it

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:31 PM

4. There was more than enough proof of this already

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:34 PM

7. But the Company will still get the welfare from the state

Funded by laid off workers.

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Response to sunonmars (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:39 PM

8. Three cheers for Mike Pence and Trumps deal making. Gotta love it........we warned you idiots

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