Trump rips NBC News on jobs report: It's 'fake news'
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: 'DC should annex' Northern Virginia Dems see gains in Virginia's House of Delegates MORE blasted NBC News on Wednesday, accusing the news outlet of “going out of its way” to report that the president-elect is not responsible for some companies' decisions to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

"FAKE NEWS,” he tweeted. Trump also specifically ripped NBC’s “Today” show. 

 

A Tuesday NBC News story detailed how companies like General Motors and Wal-Mart appear to be billing normal or planned job creation as newly spurred to build a good relationship with Trump and avoid the wrath of the president-elect's Twitter feed.

 

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And “Today” on Wednesday morning had a segment discussing how some companies' job creation plans have been months in the making and are not directly influenced by Trump. 

 

Trump campaigned for president on a platform of bringing manufacturing jobs to the U.S. and reducing the country's trade deficit with countries like China and Mexico.

 

He scored his first major victory as president-elect in December, when air-conditioner-manufacturing giant Carrier announced that it would keep about 1,000 jobs in the U.S., rather than outsourcing them to Mexico.