Trump is resorting to shameful lies in order to boast about his “accomplishments.”
Trump has made a habit of taking credit for others’ accomplishments, but on Tuesday, he finally took credit for one that isn’t real.
During a bipartisan meeting with legislators on trade, Trump halted the proceedings for an “important” announcement.
“We just got this notice,” Trump said, reading a piece of paper. “General Motors in Korea announces the first step in necessary restructuring. They’re going to — GM Korea company announced today that it will cease production and close its Gunsan plant in May of 2018, and they’re going to move back to Detroit.”
“You don’t hear these things except for the fact Trump became president,” Trump lied. “You wouldn’t be hearing that. So they’re moving back from Korea to Detroit.”
Trump read aloud the headline from GM’s announcement word-for-word, and part of its opening paragraph.
But the announcement makes no mention of moving the plant to Detroit. There’s only one thing this can mean: Donald Trump is a dirty liar.
The rest of the paragraph he quoted mentions that “The Gunsan facility has been increasingly underutilized, running at about 20 percent of capacity over the past three years, making continued operations unsustainable.”
The Gunsan plant produces the Chevy Cruze, which is already made at a factory in Detroit that laid off 1,500 workers in October 2017, 200 of them permanently, because of low demand for the model.
Trump’s instinct to lie never ends, and it never ceases to amaze.