To The Daily Sun,
During a June 2016 Democrat town hall meeting in Elkhart, Indiana, President Barack Obama received a question from a steel worker about pending job losses as a result of Carrier Corporation's planned move to Mexico. Obama, in typical fashion, responded by criticizing Donald Trump. He said: "When somebody (Trump) says that he's going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly (is he) going to do that? What (is he) going to do? There's no answer to it." Obama then exclaims: "(Trump) just says, "I'm going to negotiate a better deal. [How's he] gonna do that? What magic wand do you (Mr. Trump) have?"
What better way to reveal the incredible mistake America made, twice no less, by electing an inexperienced, wet behind the ears, clueless, academic as president. This is a teaching moment: the presidency is no place for on the job training!
Any businessman with even limited experience knows it doesn't take a magic wand to negotiate, it takes hard work, experience and honest talk — playing hard ball if necessary. Hillary never discussed nor revealed her plan for keeping jobs here. My guess? She never had a plan. In Elkhart, Indiana, Obama exhibited his ignorance in business by essentially claiming that to keep these jobs here he would require a magic wand. Trump? He nailed it: "I will negotiate a better deal!" At what cost? A tax break. No welfare, no gifts, a tax break that allows Carrier to keep more of its hard earned money. Money that will be better spent in Carrier's hands than had it remained in government's hands. Carrier will likely use their money to create more wealth ... for America. In this election America got it right this time.
In November of 2016, weeks before Trump's official swearing in as our next president, he and his VP, Mike Pence, met with Carrier Corporation and obtained commitments that Carrier would retain 1,000 jobs in Indiana. One thousand jobs! No magic wand, just hard ball negotiations based on mutual respect and experience. Hold on America, we are on the verge of being great again!
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