Donald Trump would not be where he is today without the support of the middle and working classes. Rust Belt voters, angry with the status quo, bet that Trump would be able to bring back their jobs. These voters delivered Trump two states, Michigan and Wisconsin, that have not voted for a Republican president in decades.
These people aren’t gullible. Trump, already under pressure to start releasing some plans, falsely claimed he prevented Ford from moving a Kentucky plant to Mexico. In reality, no Ford plant in Kentucky was going to move to Mexico. One plant was going to start making one model in Mexico, but it would not have resulted in the loss of any American jobs.
If Trump thinks false claims of creating more manufacturing jobs will mollify those who voted for him, he is in for a rude awakening.
His supporters are watching. They are prepared to turn on him if he does not see his promises through.
In a tweet on the Kentucky Ford plant, Trump stated “I owed it to the great state of Kentucky for their confidence in me!”
You’re right, Mr. Trump. You do owe the voters. You owe them and they are ready to collect.