Thursday, December 8, 2016

Twit's Tweet of the Day

I really hope he's going to have less time to tweet once he takes office. Chuck Jones hopes so, too.

Trump tweeted, "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!" 

But, tweets are like potato chips.

And about an hour later, Trump tweeted, "If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana. Spend more time working-less time talking. Reduce dues."

And from the victim of America's Cyber Bully in Chief:

During the interview with Burnett, Jones took aim at Trump's claim of saving 1,100 Carrier jobs.

"When Carrier announced the close-down the whole facility in February, they announced at that point in time the research and development jobs, about 350 of them, were going to remain here in Indianapolis," Jones said. "Then when Mr. Trump got involved, what the actual number of jobs saved is 730 bargaining unit jobs, the workers, the union members. And another 70 office, supervisory, clerical workers from management. And what they are doing is counting in 350-some-odd more that were never leaving this country at all. And I think he's did a lot of negotiations, and I have likewise. And if you are dealing with people's livelihoods, you sure in the world ought to know what the numbers are."

And in an interview with CNNMoney earlier that day, Jones was more pointed. "He's lying his a-- off," he said about Trump's claim of saving 1,100 jobs. "That's not just my feeling. The numbers prove he's lying his a-- off. It's a damn shame when you come in and make a false statement like that."

"Trump said no companies would be allowed to go to Mexico," Jones said. "There are more than 300 people over there at Rexnord. He needs to deliver for them as well."

Well played, Mr. Jones. It's amazing how much information you can provide when you use a form of communication that allows more than 140 characters. 

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