‘That wasn’t very damn nice.’ Carrier union leader provokes heated back-and-forth with Trump

Donald Trump is not going to let anyone get away with saying he “lied his ass off.”

The president-elect slammed Carrier union leader Chuck Jones on Twitter after Jones claimed the billionaire had inflated the number of jobs he saved at Carrier.

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Jones is the president of the United Steelworkers 1999. He told the Washington Post that Trump lied when he said he had saved 1,100 Carrier jobs:

The union leader heard from Carrier that only 730 of the production jobs would stay and 550 of his members would lose their livelihoods, after all.

At the Dec. 1 meeting, where Trump was supposed to lay out the details, Jones hoped he would explain himself.

“But he got up there,” Jones said Tuesday, “and, for whatever reason, lied his a** off.”

The union leader later told CNN’s Erin Burnett that Trump only saved 800 jobs (730 production jobs + 70 office jobs), and that 550 jobs were still going to Mexico.

Twenty minutes after Jones’ interview, Trump bashed the union boss on Twitter, saying he has done a “terrible job” representing workers.


Ten minutes after Trump’s tweet, an annoyed Jones called into CNN and said, “That wasn’t very damn nice.”

Jones added: “I was just calling him out on some of the things that he was less than honest with, and he evidently didn’t like it.”


Burnett remarked that maybe Trump wasn’t upset by Jones’ criticism, but by his inflammatory rhetoric that Trump had “lied his ass off.”

An hour later, at 8:56 pm ET, Trump tweeted the following:


Not surprisingly, the reaction on Twitter was mixed, with detractors saying Trump was being immature and thin-skinned.

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But others applauded Trump for his efforts and asked: “How many jobs did Chuck Jones save?”




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