Guest post by Joe Hoft
On Tuesday President-elect Donald Trump announced he saved about 1,000 jobs in Indiana after negotiating with the air conditioning firm Carrier.
At least one Democrat was honest about the good news. ‘The Young Turks’ host Cenk Uygur praised Trump for the deal – adding that Obama “never would have done this.”
Transcript via Real Clear Politics:
Let’s talk about one of the things he did that was actually really positive.
He said, look, your parent company United Technologies has a lot of government contracts. IF you want to get United States government contracts, you’re going to have to keep some of your jobs in the United States.
Now, this is exactly what I’ve been saying to Democrats and President Obama. That you could do this stuff. If you really want to apply pressure, there are a thousand ways to apply pressure.
But they would never do it. I’m sorry, if you’re a Democrat, and you like Obama, I hate to break your heart and you want to hate me for it and that’s okay, but Obama wouldn’t have done that.
That’s not who he is, he is not that guy. And in this case, it is an absolutely fact. Because he is president right now. If he wanted, he could have pressured Carrier. But he didn’t pressure Carrier. He didn’t pressure United Technologies, and he didn’t threaten to take away their contracts. Because he’s not that strong. And he always thinks, his default mode is there’s nothing we can do. You guys don’t understand.There are consequences.
Cenk Uygur Praises Donald Trump For Carrier Deal: Obama Would Never Have Done It https://t.co/BHyGe73KtL
— Asa J 🇺🇸 (@asamjulian) December 1, 2016