President Donald Trump’s widely touted deal to bring more manufacturing jobs to Wisconsin took a major hit this week after Foxconn announced that is now reconsidering its original plans to manufacture LCD panels in the United States.
In fact, according to a Reuters report, Foxconn has now said that it “intends to hire mostly engineers and researchers rather than the manufacturing workforce the project originally promised.”
CNN polling analyst Harry Enten said on Thursday that there’s simply no way to sugarcoat how bad this is for the president, who had hyped up the deal in 2017 during an event at the White House.
“Donald Trump won the presidency because he broke through that blue wall in the Midwest — Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania,” Enten said. “Donald Trump made promises about bringing back these blue-collar jobs. And if he’s not bringing those back, then those Midwestern states may swing just a little bit more than nationally, and you could get a situation where maybe the Democrat wins by two points in the national vote, but actually wins the electoral college this time.”
The bottom line, said Enten, is that “stuff like this is very damaging to the president” because “he’s the jobs president, and if he can’t bring jobs, what exactly is he doing?”
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