What? Another lie?
Courtesy of the AP:
Electronics giant Foxconn reversed course and announced Wednesday that the huge Wisconsin plant that was supposed to bring a bounty of blue-collar factory jobs back to the Midwest — and was lured with billions in tax incentives — will instead be primarily a research and development center staffed by scientists and engineers.
The move was decried in some quarters as a case of bait-and-switch by the Taiwan-based company, which originally planned to build high-tech liquid crystal display screens in a project President Donald Trump had proudly pointed to as a sign of a resurgence in American manufacturing.
In a statement, Foxconn said it remains committed to Wisconsin and the creation of 13,000 jobs as promised. But because the global market environment that existed when the $10 billion project was announced in 2017 has shifted, “this has necessitated the adjustment of plans for all projects.”
“This news is devastating for the taxpayers of Wisconsin,” said Wisconsin Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, a Democrat. “We were promised manufacturing jobs. We were promised state-of-the-art LCD production. … And now, it appears Foxconn is living up to their failed track record in the U.S. — leaving another state and community high and dry.”
Economic development officials and other supporters of the project urged patience, saying Foxconn still plans to invest what it promised. The White House had no immediate comment.
Foxconn was given 4 billion dollars in tax incentives, and Trump once claimed their factory would be the “eighth wonder of the world.”
You know Trump seems to be just about the most gullible person on the planet.
Putin convinced him that Russia had nothing to do with the interference in 2016 simply by denying it, Km Jong Un convinced him that North Korea is dismantling its nuclear weapons program simply by saying he is doing it, and Foxconn gets a bunch of presidential attaboys and 4 billion in tax incentives by promising to build a factory they have no intention of building.
You know you would at least think that a habitual liar would be wary of lies told by other people, but nope, not in this case.