Fox News has profiled several Carrier employees and their family members who are crediting President-elect Donald Trump for saving Christmas.
Trump negotiated a deal to keep the air conditioner manufacturer from moving roughly 1,000 jobs to Mexico.
Trump Admin and $UTX reach agreement on keeping close to 1000 factory jobs in Carrier plant in Indiana- sources.
— David Faber (@davidfaber) November 30, 2016
It was a move so bold and ambitious that prominent Democrat Paul Begala couldn’t help but heap praise on Trump.
“I actually applaud him using the bully pulpit to beat up on a powerful corporation to keep jobs in America,” Begala said.
Now the employees from Carrier are applauding him as well, with one worker saying “this made our Christmas so much brighter,” and another whose daughter proclaims, “Daddy, Donald Trump saved your job!”
Via Fox News:
The Bray kids are counting on Santa Claus comin’ to town, and their parents, like more than 1,000 other Carrier employees whose jobs were saved by a dramatic deal negotiated by President-elect Donald Trump, are counting their blessings.
T.J. Bray, 32, whose job at an Indianapolis air conditioner factory was saved after Trump convinced company executives not to move operations to Monterrey, Mexico, is no longer dreading a dismal holiday.
“If you had told me in February this year would end on a good note, I would have told you you’re bat crazy,” the 14-year Carrier production associate told FoxNews.com. “We can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing we can go back to doing what we’ve been doing –doing the best job we can do and going home to take care of our families.”
“My daughter now says ‘Daddy, Donald Trump saved your job!’” T.J.Bray said. “Mommy and Daddy don’t have to worry about anything.”
While most in the media have tried to downplay Trump’s successful gambit, one prominent liberal pointed out that President Obama never would have made this deal.
He “wouldn’t have done that,” said Cenk Uygur, host and co-founder of The Young Turks, because “that’s not who he is, he is not that guy.”
He wouldn’t have done it, and he wouldn’t have saved Christmas for these Carrier employees.
But Trump is. And he did.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider