Trump is quickly breaking all of his campaign promises. The latest one is his promise to bring jobs back to America, prevent companies from moving to Mexico, and raise taxes on foreign products.
None of that is happening. Trump’s ideas of getting jobs back into America might not be very realistic. According to Bloomberg:
Illinois Tool Works Inc. will close an auto-parts plant in Mazon, Illinois, this month and head to Ciudad Juarez. Triumph Group Inc. is reducing the Spokane, Washington, workforce that makes fiber-composite parts for Boeing Co. aircraft and moving production to Zacatecas and Baja California. TE Connectivity Ltd. is shuttering a pressure-sensor plant in Pennsauken, New Jersey, in favor of a facility in Hermosillo.
Along with these companies, the Indiana firm Rexnord is moving 300 jobs to Monterrey, Mexico. Trump tried to publicly shame the company as if his Twitter posts were policies. He claimed to have negotiated with Carrier to keep 1,100 jobs in the U.S., but that turned out to be a lie—only 800 jobs are staying while 500 are going to Mexico. Trump also took credit for Ford’s choice not to move production to Mexico, but that decision was made in 2015. As far as NAFTA, “a draft letter suggesting a softening of his views began circulating among members of Congress this week, according to the New York Times.
As Chuck Jones, the president of the local steelworkers union, said: “Trump and Pence, they pulled a dog and pony show on the numbers.”