President Donald Trump has done a lot of things on his first foreign trip as president; touching a glowing orb in Saudi Arabia signing a Holocaust Museum, shoving the prime minister of Montenegro, calling Germany evil and admitting that he leaked sensitive materials.
Trump said that he has saved “millions of jobs” in the process. “Just arrived in Italy for the G7. Trip has been very successful. We made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs.”
A White House official defended Trump’s claim to the Washington Post:
Trump was not talking just about the Saudi deals but “benefits to trade from the entire trip from Saudi Arabia to the G7.” He noted that “any improvement on trade would save many jobs. Stopping even one bad trade deal can save millions. Changing the infrastructure of global trade to tilt it back toward the U.S. would save and create millions.”
Interestingly, there was no old trade deal that was canceled or new ones created since Trump traveled.
Some factory works at Carrier’s plant in Indiana are looking into how Trump saved millions of jobs:
Donald Trump stood outside a Carrier manufacturing plant in Indianapolis, Indiana weeks before taking office and boasted he just saved 1,100 jobs from being shipped to Mexico … Though Trump struck a deal with Carrier promising them $7 million in local business incentives if they kept their Indianapolis plant open, the heating and cooling company warned that it would still outsource a number of Indiana jobs to Mexico, regardless. But the Trump campaign still championed the deal as a win for American workers. This week, the Carrier announced it will cut 632 jobs from its Indiana plant by the end of the year.