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President Donald Trump works the crowd during a campaign rally Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Donald Trump Economy Monday, Mar 2 2020

OUTSOURCED: Trump’s Continues “Promises Made, Promises Broken” Tour in Tar Heel State

Mar 02, 2020

Trump Failed to Protect North Carolina Families from Outsourcing

Tonight, Donald Trump stumps in North Carolina continuing his “Promises Made, Promises Broken” tour across the country – attempting to distract voters from his failing record on outsourcing, cuts to local military projects, and proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare. At a 2016 campaign stop, Donald Trump promised North Carolinians, “You people have lost a lot of businesses. Not going to happen anymore.” Not only did Trump fail to protect Tar Heel families and their jobs, he will also spew lies and half-truths about a rosy economy from a podium mere miles away from their abandoned job sites.

“Donald Trump’s promised that outsourcing would be a thing of the past if he became President. His lies and broken promises are proof that we simply cannot afford another four years of Donald Trump, and no one knows that better North Carolina families who saw their jobs shipped overseas,” said American Bridge Spokesperson Kyle Morse. “Trump prioritizes massive tax breaks for the wealthy over middle-class needs, and we will continue to make the case that Trump’s economy works for him and his wealthy cronies – not working families.”

Promise Made: Trump said, “You people have lost a lot of businesses. Not going to happen anymore.”

Promise Broken: Since taking office, North Carolina Has Lost Over 2,300 Jobs To Outsourcing Alone

Since Trump took office in January 2017, companies in North Carolina have cut jobs and outsourced production to foreign countries. 

  • 2019 – 2020: Walmart laid off 570 in Charlotte and sent jobs to India
  • 2017 – 2019: Teleflex cut 330 jobs and sent production to Mexico, Canada, and The Czech Republic
  • September 2019: KCI International Laid off 65 in Charlotte and outsourced production
  • August 2019: Consolidated Metco Cut 45 Jobs And Outsourced Production From Bryson City
  • May 2019: Cooper-Standard Cut 114 Goldsboro Manufacturing Jobs And Sent Production To Mexico And Canada
  • April 2019: Ethan Allen Cut 325 Manufacturing Jobs From Old Fort, NC And Sent Production To A Foreign Country
  • April 2019: Hanes Laid Off 220 Employees In Mt. Airy And Sent Production Overseas
  • April 2019: UTC Fire & Security Americas Laid Off 210 From Its Lincolnton Location And Sent Production Overseas
  • 2018: Wells Fargo Outsourced Charlotte Metro Area Workers’ Jobs
  • December 2018: Static Control Components In Sanford Laid Off 238 And Sent Production To A Foreign Country
  • June 2018: Commonwealth Brands Cut 30 Jobs From Reidsville And Moved PRoduction To Canada
  • November 2018: Peds Legwear USA Cut 100 Jobs From Hildebran And Sent Production To Honduras
  • 2017: Lowes Cut 125 Jobs From Mooresville And Sent Work To India

Promise Broken: Trump Raids NC Military Projects, Jeopardizing Local Business, With More to Come

  • Trump Redirected $3.6 Billion In Military Spending To Border Wall; $80 Million From North Carolina Projects. According to the Raleigh News & Observer, “Of the more than $3.6 billion that was redirected to the wall, $80 million came from projects in North Carolina, including $40 million for a new battalion complex and ambulatory care center at Camp Lejeune, $6.4 million for a storage facility for the new KC-46 tanker at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and $32.9 million for a previously canceled elementary school at Fort Bragg. The ambulatory care center was to replace current facilities that are “substandard, inefficient, decentralized, and uncontrolled,” according to the military.” [News & Observer, 12/21/19]
  • February 13, 2020: Secretary Esper Approved $3.8 Billion Reprogramming Of Funds For Wall, And Pentagon Said More Cuts To Fund Wall Were Possible. According to the Associated Press, “WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday slashed billions of dollars in funding for 17 Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs to free up money for the construction of President Donald Trump’s long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall, angering not just Democrats but also GOP defense hawks. Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the $3.8 billion border wall request from the Department of Homeland Security, and the Pentagon acknowledged that more cuts could be coming to provide additional funding for Trump’s signature campaign promise.” [AP, 2/13/20]

Published: Mar 2, 2020 | Last Modified: May 13, 2020

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