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Thursday, December 08, 2016

I was taking some time off last week, when Donald Trump announced his big rescue of jobs at a Carrier furnace factory in Indianapolis, so I've needed a few days to catch up.

One thing was clear even on Dec. 1, when Trump made his announcement on the scene, and has become even clearer with every day that passes: This deal is a scam. It isn't saving nearly as many jobs as the 1,100 Trump claimed, it's costing taxpayers a bundle, and it's no template for any job-preservation policy that Trump might consider.

In the most recent development, Chuck Jones, the president of the Carrier workers' union, told the Washington Post Tuesday about his reaction when Trump failed to disclose something his local already had been told -- that the saved jobs numbered not 1,100, but only 730.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Nothing says "presidential" like selling tacky merchandise at exorbitant prices. President-elect Donald Trump is selling an "official" presidential hat for $40 on his website. The hat comes in white or red and says "USA" in large letters on the front. On the left side, it has an American flag, and on the right side, the hat features the number 45. The back of the hat says "Trump." Trump's campaign website says it is "the only place online to purchase the Official USA rope hat worn by 45th President-Elect Donald J. Trump, himself." read more

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday called for the cancellation of a Defense Department contract with Boeing to build the next generation of presidential aircraft, decrying the deal as too expensive. "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" the president-elect tweeted. The Pentagon announced the deal with Boeing last January, awarding an initial contract worth nearly $26 million for initial research for the new planes, according to Reuters. The Defense Department awarded an additional $127.3 million contract in July to develop interior, power and electronic specifications for the next-generation aircraft, according to FlightGlobal, a publication that covers the aviation industry. read more

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It took months to plan, but only moments for Donald Trump to possibly destroy decades of U.S.-Chinese relations with a phone call to Taiwan. Certainly, it sufficed to show China his petty side, one we Americans are already well familiar with.

Donald Trump claimed they called him, but in truth, as The Washington Post has revealed, "according to people involved in or briefed on the talks" the call "was the product of months of quiet preparations and deliberations among Trump's advisers about a new strategy for engagement with Taiwan (emphasis added)." read more


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