After President-elect Donald Trump held an adoring press conference last week bragging about saving more than 1,000 jobs in IN, the union leader of those very workers told The Washington Post that Trump was "lying his ass off" and that the actual number of jobs saved by generous federal tax subsidies would be lower.
But when Trump announced how many jobs were being saved to Carrier workers, he did not remember this particular promise, saying that it was aimed at all manufacturing companies, not Carrier specifically.
The union official, who voted for Hillary Clinton, quickly found himself on the receiving end of a Twitter attack from the president-elect.
Brett Voorhies, president of the Indiana State AFL-CIO, called Jones after seeing Trump's tweets, reports the Post: "Jones, he said, had just left his office in Indianapolis, where he manages the needs of about 3,000 union members". "No wonder companies flee country!" the President-elect tweeted.
Trump's attack comes days after he negotiated a deal with United Technologies, the parent company of Carrier, to save approximately 800 out of almost 2,000 jobs that the company had been planning to move to Mexico.
"Carrier, [Jones] said, had agreed to preserve 800 production jobs in Indiana".
And not long after Trump set his sights on Jones, the hate and the threats from Trump's supporters started rolling in.
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Jones said he hopes the company will offer workers the chance to leave voluntarily with the severance package that was previously negotiated - one week of pay for every year of service. In one of the calls, the caller asked what kind of vehicle Jones drives.
Well, I think the answer to that probably falls along partisan lines as so many things do, but I think you saw a lot of appreciation for Donald Trump and the deal that he reached last week.
Jones told Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC Wednesday, "Nothing that says they're gonna kill me, but, you know, 'you better keep your eye on your kids".
In fact, only 800 factory jobs were saved.
President-elect Donald Trump tours the Carrier Corporation in Indianapolis on December 01, 2016.
It sounded like great news when Carrier said last week that it would invest millions in the in plant it chose to keep in the U.S. "I had a lot more serious threats than people are making now", he said. "We're right behind you brother".
"I'm glad that jobs were saved, once again", Jones said. Jones stated that he takes such statements "with a grain of salt" and that he can deal with "people who make stupid statements".