Published On: Thu, Dec 8th, 2016

Carrier Admits Jobs Donald Trump ‘Saved’ Will Be Lost to Automation

Carrier Admits Jobs Donald Trump ‘Saved’ Will Be Lost to Automation

Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HealthMax Group

The truth about president elect Donald Trump’s Carrier deal reveals startling details about how this episode resembles a PR stunt and was grossly mis-advertised by the incoming administration.

Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies, the parent corporation to Carrier, told CNBC that those jobs Trump claims to have saved will be lost to automation in the not-so-distant future.

Hayes said : “We’re going to make up [the] $16 million investment in that factory in Indianapolis to automate, to drive the cost down so that we can continue to be competitive. Now is it as cheap as moving to Mexico with lower cost of labor? No. But we will make that plant competitive just because we’ll make the capital investments there. But what that ultimately means is there will be fewer jobs.”

The actions of Trump “were not about a knight-in-shinning-armor” and more like a carnival barker playing his voting base and making good in the media. Carrier is only keeping 800 of the 1,1000 Trump claimed in his victory speech at the plant.

Of those 800, three hundred and fifty were research and development jobs that were never slated to leave the country, but that did not stop the president elect from adding them to make his victory seem bigger.

Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers, the union that was part of the negotiations between Carrier and Trump, said that the president elect “lied his ass off” during his speech at the plant when he inflated the number of jobs saved.

Jones went on to say: “Trump and Pence, they pulled a dog and pony show on the numbers. I almost threw up in my mouth.”

In response to Jones, Trump went on a Twitter tantrum.

Because of the childish behavior of the president elect, Jones has received threats from Trump supporters.

Jones told the media is interviews after the Twitter tirade: “[Trump’s attacks are] pretty low down and low life. I have been doing this job for 30 years, and you know, I have heard a little bit of everything— people wanting to burn my house down, shoot me, and everything else.”

Unapologetic Trump defended his use of Twitter , telling Matt Lauer that “it’s a modern-day form of communication” and he’s been quite “restrained” on social media.

Trump continued: “Between Facebook and Twitter, I have, I guess, more than 40 million people. That’s a modern-day form of communication. I get it out much faster than a press release. I get it out much more honestly than dealing with dishonest reporters because so many reporters are dishonest.”

Susanne Posel

Susanne Posel

Chief Editor | Investigative Journalist