Donald Trump took credit for preventing 1100 jobs at Carrier Air Conditioning from going from Indiana to Mexico, but a Steelworkers Union leader says 350 were never scheduled to leave in the first place and that 550 are still scheduled to go. Last night, speaking to CNN Local President Chuck Jones called Trump a liar for inflating the number of jobs saved.
The President-elect tweeted almost immediately that Jones "has done a terrible job representing workers," and that if the workers were "any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana." Later on MSNBC, Jones said he'd received threats in the aftermath of Trump's tweets. Arthur Delaney, who covers politics and the economy for the Huffington Post, picks up the story.
Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post (@ArthurDelaneyHP)