Remember that Carrier plant in Indianapolis, IN, that Donald Trump vowed to keep on American soil? Remember when Trump said he saved 1,100 jobs at that same plant in VP Mike Pence’s home state?
Yeah, well, forget about all that. The heating and air-conditioning manufacturer announced that it is laying off more than 600 employees.
Now guess where Carrier’s moving all those so-called Trump jobs. Yup, you guessed it: Mexico.
So much for the art of the deal; once again Trump proves that he’s not so artsy in his dealmaking.
And you know who could have told us that? Tony Schwartz, the real author of Art of the Deal. Schwartz was the ghostwriter for Trump’s 1987 breakthrough memoir, earning a joint byline on the cover, half of the book’s $500K, and half of the royalties.
And when The Donald took that fateful escalator ride down into the lobby of Trump Tower and laid out his qualifications as a GOP presidential candidate, saying, “We need a leader that wrote ‘The Art of the Deal,” Schwartz immediately posted this on his Twitter page:
Many thanks Donald Trump for suggesting I run for President, based on the fact that I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal.’
Schwartz hadn’t said a word in public about Trump for decades until he posted that tweet. But when he watched a replay of Trump holding court for 45 minutes that tower lobby, he noticed something strange: Trump had apparently convinced himself that he had written the book. It was then Schwartz recalls thinking, “If he could lie about that on Day One—when it was so easily refuted—he is likely to lie about anything.””
And so he has, Tony, and so he as.
As Schwartz told the New Yorker in his interview in 2016:
“I put lipstick on a pig,” Schwartz said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”
The magazine also reported:
If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”
Schwartz knows the real Donald Trump; the sociopath who now sits in the Oval Office telling so many falsehoods that even his lies have lies.
And it’s not just Carrier who’s leaving the U.S. Ford is moving, too. The auto manufacturer recently announced it is moving its Michigan plant to China. And with the move go many of those Trump jobs.
Unemployed Carrier and Ford workers can chalk up their pink slips to more of Trump’s dealmaking slip-ups, which include 5 bankruptcies, an endless list of failed business ventures from Trump Steaks and Vodka to Mortgages, and approximately 3,500 lawsuits against him for nonpayment, fraud, and embezzlement.
Remind me never to have Donald negotiate anything for me ever.
As they say, whenever Trump opens his mouth about something, there’s always a tweet; thousands of them actually. In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, here are just three:
I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS – Will know soon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2016
Big day on Thursday for Indiana and the great workers of that wonderful state.We will keep our companies and jobs in the U.S. Thanks Carrier
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
For kicks? Seriously? Well, there are hundreds of unemployed workers now who’d like to get their kicks in, too. Watch your back.
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