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They ask ‘if I have children’: Carrier union president receiving death threats after criticizing Trump

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An Indianapolis union leader Wednesday said he’s receiving death threats after criticizing Donald Trump for “[lying] his ass off” about the Carrier deal, the IndyStar.com reports

Jones told the IndyStar the threats came pouring in after a Washington Post article Tuesday quoted the Union Steelworkers Local 1999 president calling out the president-elect for exaggerating his claim that he saves 1,100 jobs from moving overseas.

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“Calling me names, wanting to know if I have children,” Jones said of the threats he’s received since the Post article. “I better watch out for myself, and they know what kind of car I drive, that I better watch out for my kids.” Trump took to Twitter late Wednesday after Jones appeared on a news segment with CNN’s Erin Burnett, insisting the United Steelworkers 1999 president “has done a terrible job representing workers.”

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In a phone call with Burnett following the tweet, Jones said he was unaffected by Trump’s attack.

“I don’t put a whole hell lot of faith in whatever he says,” Jones told Burnett. “I just don’t pay a hell of a lot of attention to him.”

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Jones added he hopes Trump will turn his attention to the remaining 550 Carrier jobs the deal didn’t protect. “I didn’t attack him; I just called him out on where I felt he misled the people—and if he doesn’t like it, that’s just tough as far as I’m concerned.”

Jones said regardless of Trump’s tweet, he “wouldn’t have any problem working with him or anybody else in order to try to keep jobs in this country.”

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