We need a jobs counter for the incoming President of the United States.
Donald Trump has probably done more for America’s jobs rate and economy in the leadup to his White House tenure than President Obama has done the entire time he’s sat in the commander-in-chief position.
First, President-elect Trump helped keep Carrier from leaving Indiana for Mexico with a well-timed visit to the state and sit-down, along with his vice presidential pick, Mike Pence. That simple get-together saved more than 1,000 jobs. But that was only the beginning; then there was SoftBank, U.S. Steel, Ford, and many other triumphs for the U.S. economy.
And now? Trump appears to have done it again.
“Toyota is set to make a $10 billion capital investment in the U.S. over the next five years, Toyota Motor North America chief executive Jim Lentz said during an interview at the Detroit auto show, Reuters reported. The $10 billion figure matches Toyota’s investments from the previous five years,” said Fox News.
Trump put out a tweet announcing the good news. And a few days later, he praised Ford and Fiat Chrysler in more favorable tweets.
As Fox News noted:
“‘It’s finally happening – Fiat Chrysler just announced plans to invest $1BILLION in Michigan and Ohio plants, adding 2000 jobs. This after Ford said last week that it will expand in Michigan and U.S. instead of building a BILLION dollar plant in Mexico. Thank you Ford & Fiat C!’ he tweeted.”
This is such a refreshing change of economic pace from the last few years, when all America got from the president were announced business closings and relocations to spots overseas. Under Obama, wages have stalled as well.
And as for the unemployment rate – well, Obama’s big contribution to that was to finish office with a record-setting level of Americans who’ve just stopped looking for work.
Trump officially takes office January 20. But obviously, word’s already spread through the business sectors, and the reaction is good. More jobs are definitely a’coming.
Source: Fox News