Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Most Ignorant Man on the Planet

I know there's a race on amongst Trump's appointees, but the man himself may beat them all in the end.
Foxconn Technology Group announced Wednesday at a White House event with Trump that it would build a new liquid crystal display factory in southeastern Wisconsin and create up to 13,000 jobs over time.


"It's a great day for American workers and for manufacturing," Trump said. "It (the factory) will be about the biggest there is anywhere."


Trump's praise of Wisconsin and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou came a day after he trashed upstate New York and the state's job creation efforts, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Tuesday night.

Trump said upstate New Yorkers should pick up and move to states like Wisconsin, which have better job prospects. "You're going to need people to work in these massive plants," Trump told the Wall Street Journal. "I'm going to start explaining to people, when you have an area that just isn't working like upper New York state, where people are getting very badly hurt, and then you'll have another area 500 miles away where you can't get people, I'm going to explain, you can leave. It's OK. Don't worry about your house."

  Times Union
Bill Donald Trump for your moving and re-establishment expenses.

It wasn't a very welcome statement by people trying to keep New York going, either. Imagine that.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. had directly pitched Foxconn earlier this year and invited company officials to tour the Utica-area site.

Picente, a Republican, said Trump's remarks were disheartening to him and others in Oneida County who have been working so hard to attract manufacturing jobs and keep their children here.

"I'm working every day to make this place better, and I would have hoped that he would have done the same," Picente remarked, noting that it's been decades since America has had a president from New York. "I'm trying to get more people here."


Blowback about Trump's remarks also came from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.

"We deal in facts — not fake news," Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi said. "The facts are unemployment has been cut nearly in half and private sector jobs are at an all-time high in New York. We may not be a swing state, but New York — upper and otherwise — has every industry, every culture, and everything else to offer."
...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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