Sunday, February 5, 2017

Trump's lips are moving -- which means he's lying -- again

It’s already the pattern on jobs. Any time a company announces new jobs, even if they’re just filling positions announced years before, Donald Trump is quick to claim credit. And the media is extraordinarily quick to give it to him. The same thing applies to the second half of Trump’s “winning.’

“With all of the jobs I am bringing back into the U.S. (even before taking office), with all of the new auto plants coming back into our country and with the massive cost reductions I have negotiated on military purchases and more, I believe the people are seeing ‘big stuff.’”
At the time Trump wrote this, he had negotiated nothing on military purchases, or anything else. The most he had done was post a pair of tweets on the cost of some military programs. But the media was already crediting him with savings, especially on the F-35 fighter program. But according to Senator Jack Reed, that’s credit which is totally undeserved.
President Donald Trump claims that his intervention forced Lockheed Martin to reduce the cost of its F-35 airplane to the Pentagon, but the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee says that's not true. … 
After Spicer took credit for the president Friday, Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, the ranking Armed Services Democrat, responded more bluntly.
"This is simply taking credit for what's been in the works for many months," Reed told CNBC in a telephone interview. "These are savings that would have happened anyway."

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