Fact check: Kamala Harris makes false claim about Trump and auto jobs

  
Via:  it-is-me  •  4 months ago  •  19 comments

Fact check: Kamala Harris makes false claim about Trump and auto jobs
"He said he was going to help working people, and it is estimated that as many as 300,000 autoworkers may be out of a job before the end of the year,"

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In an interview with CNN on Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris argued that President Donald Trump has failed to deliver on his promises to workers. And she issued a dire warning about autoworkers' jobs in particular.

"He said he was going to help working people, and it is estimated that as many as 300,000 autoworkers may be out of a job before the end of the year," she said aboard her campaign bus in Iowa.

That was a more conservative figure than Harris used July 12 on the radio show "The Breakfast Club," during which she said, "He's helped the top 1% and the biggest corporations. Meanwhile, some estimate that as many as 700,000 autoworkers were going to lose their job before the end of the year."

Facts First: There is no credible estimate that 300,000 autoworkers might lose their jobs by the end of the year. And there has been an increase in autoworker jobs during the Trump presidency, though there has been a slight decrease over the past year.

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Harris' campaign told CNN that the "300,000" figure came from a study published in February by the Center for Automotive Research. That study, however, estimated approximately 367,000 job losses in the entire economy, not among autoworkers in particular.

And the estimate was for job losses a year after Trump imposed a 25% tariff on automobiles and auto parts from every country except for Canada, Mexico and South Korea -- which he has not done.

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Trump has made false claims about his record on auto jobs -- inaccurately boasting, among other things, that new auto plants are being built in places like Florida and Pennsylvania. But he is correct when he says auto jobs have been created during his tenure.

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Harris could fairly argue that Trump has had a modest impact on industry employment. But she is wrong in suggesting that experts believe he might cause autoworker employment to plunge within months.


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It Is ME
1  seeder  It Is ME    4 months ago

An Actual "FACT CHECK" on a Liberal running President, without making some other super nice/niceties about the Liberal candidate to sugar coat them ?

Say it ain't so. jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2  Vic Eldred    4 months ago

I don't know how all Ms Harris blatant lying plays out in the democratic primaries, but she is now as good as dead in a general election (should she get there). It's a shame really. She had certain attributes that would have made her a viable candidate, if only she had taken a higher road.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3  Texan1211    4 months ago

Apparently, Democrats aren't at all concerned about lies IF a Democrat tells it. If Trump does, whoa!!!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @3    4 months ago

Apparently, Democrats aren't at all concerned about lies IF a Democrat tells it. If Trump does, whoa!!!

ALL Politicians lie, that is a given.  Sometimes they are lies of exaggeration, sometimes they are just made up lies, but ALL politicians lie.

You have 1 for Kamala Harris, you have over 12,000 for Trump.  See the difference?

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1    4 months ago

Say, I got that proof you ere demanding in the other article. You should read it.

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.1.2  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1    4 months ago
You have 1 for Kamala Harris, you have over 12,000 for Trump.

The "Media" seems to be selective and choosey (CNN types), until the "Call outs" become too much to overcome. Then they throw you a crumb to try and become "Relevant" again.

Just like Liberal Politicians. They'll throw some crumbs atchya, promise you the "World", then ream you later for a "Good Cause".

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.1.3  Ozzwald  replied to  It Is ME @3.1.2    4 months ago
Just like Liberal Politicians. They'll throw some crumbs atchya, promise you the "World", then ream you later for a "Good Cause".

Liberal politicians???  Have you not seen any of Trump's rallies?  Care to name one promise that he made that he has accomplished?  Remember, he had 2 years of Republicans in control of House and Senate.

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.1.4  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1.3    4 months ago
Have you not seen any of Trump's rallies?  Care to name one promise that he made that he has accomplished? 

Tax Breaks for ALL !

Does that count ?

I know the "Media" doesn't do much for education, but there are 288 more if you'd like to see them. And even more than that too. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.1.5  Ozzwald  replied to  It Is ME @3.1.4    4 months ago
Does that count ?

Nope, tax breaks went to the 1%, many others ended up paying more.

A Year After the Middle Class Tax Cut, the Rich Are Winning

Trump’s fake tax cuts are dead

The Trump tax cuts are still bombing

but there are  288  more if you'd like to see them.

I'm talking things he promised and did, NOT things he is trying to take credit for.

 
 
 
 
It Is ME
3.1.7  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1.5    4 months ago
Nope, tax breaks went to the 1%

It's Trumps fault that folks don't know how to get their taxes done to take advantage of the "Tax Break" to keep more of their own money ? jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

As your link notes, it would take an accountant to do it, but the "for the average joe" H & R Block (As seen in every strip mall) will do it for a small fee for you. Seems some just can't free up some time to get out and get it done huh. jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg

"I'm talking things he promised and did"

"HE" promised tax cuts , and "HE" did that ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  It Is ME @3.1.7    4 months ago
"HE" promised tax cuts, and "HE" did that !

When did he promise to eliminate a bunch of middle class deductions?

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.1.9  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Ozzwald @3.1.8    4 months ago
When did he promise to eliminate a bunch of middle class deductions?

Interesting.

What new "Deductions" did I use then ? 

Weird ! jrSmiley_87_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.2  seeder  It Is ME  replied to  Texan1211 @3    4 months ago
Democrats aren't at all concerned about lies IF a Democrat tells it.

They call them …… Gaffes ! jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg

They also like to use the best phrase in Liberal lands History ….. "This is What they really meant"... Like the Dems running for the presidency don't know shit ! jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tacos!
4  Tacos!    4 months ago

She's really bad. I hope her naked ambition and the resulting dishonesty are as clear to the rest of the voters as they are to some of us. She is definitely one of those people who will say whatever she thinks she needs to say to get elected. With a person like that, you will never know where she stands on anything because she doesn't actually believe in anything beyond getting herself elected.

 
 
 
MrFrost
5  MrFrost    4 months ago

Wow, she gets caught in *A*, (ONE), lie and the right wing is outraged. Trump tells over 12,000 lies, not even a peep from the right wing. 

Just another fake outrage article. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
5.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  MrFrost @5    4 months ago

he gets caught in *A*, (ONE), lie a

That's false. You commented on her lie about Michel Brown being murdered just the other day, so you can't plead ignorance on this. 

Trump tells over 12,000 lies,

That's false too.

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