White House appears to copy from Exxon Mobil release

White House appears to copy from Exxon Mobil release
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A White House press release congratulating Exxon Mobil Corp. for its recent investment in U.S. manufacturing repeats an exact paragraph from the oil company’s own release, CNN reported Monday. 

“ExxonMobil is strategically investing in new refining and chemical-manufacturing projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast region to expand its manufacturing and export capacity. The company’s Growing the Gulf expansion program, consists of 11 major chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas projects at proposed new and existing facilities along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Investments began in 2013 and are expected to continue through at least 2022,” both releases read.

The oil company plans to invest $20 billion in manufacturing in the U.S. Gulf coast region. The White House, following Exxon Mobil's announcement, praised the move by the energy company.

“This is exactly the kind of investment, economic development and job creation that will help put Americans back to work,” Trump said in the White House press release.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump railed against trade deals that he said took jobs away from American workers, vowing to bring manufacturing jobs back to he United States.

“Many of the products that will be manufactured here in the United States by American workers will be exported to other countries, improving our balance of trade. This is a true American success story. In addition, the jobs created are paying on average $100,000 per year,” the president added.

Trump’s secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, previously served as the CEO of Exxon Mobil from 2006 to 2016. Tillerson retired from his position with the company before going through the Senate confirmation process for the Cabinet post.