Donald Trump Tries to Take Credit for Job Creation He Had Nothing to Do With

trump-2016When looking at the factors leading up to Donald Trump’s rise in the Republican presidential primary, nothing beats the fact that his supporters don’t seem to care that almost everything he says is a lie. And I’m not exaggerating; his scorecard on the non-partisan fact-checking site Politifact is abysmal. Of the 57 comments they’ve fact-checked, 75 percent have been a lie.

The worst part is – his supporters simply do not care.

From personal experience dealing with these folks, it doesn’t matter how much evidence you produce proving that nearly everything he’s saying is completely fictitious, it has absolutely no impact on how they feel about him. In fact, I’ll argue that the more he lies, the more they get behind him.

Well, once again proving that his arrogance knows no bounds, Trump tried to take credit for Ford moving 1,000 jobs from Mexico back to Ohio:

Of course, his supporters won’t know the truth because Trump had absolutely nothing to do with this. You see, the story itself is actually two months old; furthermore, the deal that eventually brought the plant back to Ohio was brokered in 2011 by a fellow GOP presidential candidate, Ohio Governor John Kasich.

As reported by CBS News:

But John Kasich heard about Trump’s tweets and is probably justifiably irritated because, as it turns out, the credit for those Avon Lake Ford jobs appears to belong to him. In 2011, reported, the Ohio governor negotiated with Ford for the jobs and secured $15 million in tax breaks for the automaker over 15 years, to entice Ford into keeping the jobs in Avon Lake.

Kasich took a swipe at the billionaire over his tweets, which Kasich called “empty, false rhetoric” in a statement Sunday. “We brought Ford production jobs back from Mexico to Ohio years ago,” he went on to say.

Yes, Trump actually thought that, despite having absolutely no political power at all in this country, his ridiculous rhetoric is the reason why Ford brought these jobs back to the U.S. from Mexico.

He truly epitomizes the term “egomaniac.”

I’m sure that even when confronted with the facts of this story, it won’t deter Trump supporters from believing that he’s the reason why these jobs were sent back to Ohio.

Because the truth is, if Donald Trump supporters actually cared about the truth… they wouldn’t be Donald Trump supporters in the first place.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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