Obama is now saying Ford’s announcement to scrap their Mexico plant and build in Michigan was not the result of Trump’s actions but the product of his efforts to save to automobile industry.
Josh Earnest: “And I noted that over the last 5 years or so that Ford has actually increased the number of workers at their company by about 28,000. So this is only the latest step in the long running significant and positive trend US economy that those jobs are being protected.”
Ford CEO described his company’s decision as “a vote of confidence for president elect Trump.”
Trump on Twitter this morning: “Thank you to Ford for scrapping a new plant in Mexico and creating 700 new jobs in the US. This is just the beginning – much more to follow.”