Trump rips NBC News on jobs report: It's 'fake news'
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' 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.