FOR THE RECORD: Trump is claiming credit for bringing 3,000 Foxconn (the major supplier to Apple) jobs to the U.S., going so far as to say, “If I didn’t get elected, he definitely wouldn’t be spending $10 billion” (“he” being the chairman of Foxconn).
While he can take credit for negotiating the specifics of the deal (including the $3 billion in tax incentives for Foxconn), this U.S. expansion was planned BEFORE Trump took office. Specifically, investment slides from Foxconn back in December showed “$7 billion and 50K jobs for U.S. over the next four years.”
Can Trump take some credit? Sure. But make no mistake, this expansion was going to happen regardless of who was seated in the White House.
White House officials highlighted President Trump’s negotiations with the world’s largest contract electronics maker, to secure the project, which they said would represent a $10 billion investment.