Trump again takes credit for jobs announcement made under Obama

Greg Nash

President Trump early Tuesday appeared to take credit for a $9 billion investment in U.S. facilities by Ford Motor Company — an investment that was originally announced in its 2015 contract with the United Auto Workers.

“Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!” Trump tweeted.

{mosads}The investment, which includes creating or retaining 8,500 jobs and investing in U.S. facilities through 2019, was announced in 2015, according to CNBC.

Ford gave more details on its plans Tuesday, announcing that it would put $1.2 billion into three Michigan plants and would create or retain 130 jobs at one of those facilities.

Top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway also touted the announcement.

It’s not the first time the Trump administration has trumpeted previously announced job growth or investment plans as the result of the president’s “buy American, hire American” push.

Last week, Trump took credit for the creation of 20,000 jobs by telecom company Charter Communications, a deal that was originally made in 2015.

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