Earlier this month, Exxon announced that it will spend over $20 billion in the next decade at 11 proposed and existing refineries and chemical manufacturing facilities. The company says that it anticipates adding over 45,000 jobs.
Of course, as you might expect, ‘Cheater in chief’ Trump didn’t let a minute pass before taking credit for Exxon’s ventures. He even released a statement the very same hour and used many of Exxon’s own words, and even an entire paragraph word for word.
“President Trump made a promise to bring back jobs to America,” the White House statement said. “The spirit of optimism sweeping the country is already boosting job growth, and it is only the beginning.”
Now, in a Facebook video, Trump went even further to steal credit for the Exxon announcement.
“This is something that was done to a large extent because of our policies and the policies of this new administration,” he said. “I said we’re bringing back jobs, this is one big example of that.”
But Exxon even refuted Trump, and said in its release that this isn’t really new.
The investments it spoke about on Tuesday were started in 2013 and will continue through the year 2022, beginning way before and extending long past Trump’s term in office. Many of Exxon’s ventures and intentions were announced years ago: one in 2012, two in 2014, and one last year.
Trump’s larceny of credit for Exxon’s announcement is quite the norm for him and his Administration. He’s has taken credit for many recent announcements about new jobs at Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Sprint, and Walmart, while none of those can be directly credited to his administration, and instead were all ongoing before his election.
Most people realize that Trump took over a great economy, and that he has nothing to do with good now being revealed.
He has not been president long enough to take credit for anything. These things have a lag effect, and are almost entirely the result of Obama’s work.
Please stop lying Mr. Trump!
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