In the early days of the Trump presidency, which was only a couple of months ago but feels like decades, Trump spent a lot of time bragging about his magical ability to create jobs and bring manufacturing back to American workers. In at least one case, however, Trump’s “art of the deal ” seems to have had the exact opposite effect.
In mid-February, less than a month on the job, Trump tweeted about how excited he was to talk jobs with Boeing:
VP of Engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, John Hamilton, wrote on the company’s website that hundreds of “engineering employees” will be laid off and that “additional reductions in engineering later this year will be driven by our business environment and the amount of voluntary attrition.”
Boeing reportedly offered a round of voluntary buyouts in January, an offer that was accepted by more than 300 engineering and technical staff and 1,500 members of the machinists union.
The Times said all the engineering staff who accepted the proposal will permanently leave Boeing Friday, along with roughly 1,000 machinists
With those costs savings from the layoffs, Boeing will build the new Chinese plant, their first outside of the states.
Trump has neither the ability or the intention of keeping any of his campaign promises, and first and foremost on the chopping block of broken promises is bringing jobs to Americans.