Friday, March 24, 2017

What did Donald Trump do today?

He yet again took credit for jobs created and announced during the Obama administration.

As Trumpcare imploded in the House, Trump himself held a celebratory photo op with the CEO of Charter Communications, a major cable provider. Pointing to the company's promise to create 20,000 new jobs, Trump said the jobs were the result of his administration "embracing a new economic model--the American model." He added, "We’re going to massively eliminate job-killing regulations. That has started already, big league."

However, the company first announced these plans, complete with the 20,000 new jobs, in June 2015, while Obama was president and Trump was just getting into the presidential race. Trump has previously taken credit for jobs created and announced during the Obama administration in photo ops with executives from Lockheed Martin, Intel, Ford (at least twice), Sprint, and Carrier.

Why should I care about this?

  • It's wrong to take credit for things you didn't do.