"It Finally Happened": Trump Thanks Fiat And Ford For Investing In The US, Adding New Jobs

Tyler Durden's picture

Having succeeded in turning around Ford's plans to invest $1.6 billion in Mexico last week, and converting it into a US-targeted investment into the US last week, after similar twitter-based confrontations with Toyota and GM also last week, moments ago Trump tweeted his thanks to Fiat which as reported last night, also announced plans to invest $1 billion in Ohio plants, adding some 2,000 jobs.

"It's finally happening - Fiat Chrysler just announced plans to invest $1BILLION in Michigan and Ohio plants, adding 2000 jobs. This after Ford said last week that it will expand in Michigan and U.S. instead of building a BILLION dollar plant in Mexico. Thank you Ford & Fiat C!"

Having used his Twitter "bully pulpit" successfully so far to change corporate capital allocation plans, it is unlikely that Trump will end his "shaming" of pulbic companies now, and will likely double down on his aggressive approach to push more investment in the US.

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tokerhead's picture

Tear 'em a new one, Trump!

False_Profit's picture

If George Patton had a son, he'd look like Donald Trump...

Gott mit uns!

Shocker's picture

Let keep the winning going, every job that can stay is plus at this point

Job Creation List - http://www.dailyjobfix.com


Delving Eye's picture

When does Obama's head explode?

Son of Loki's picture

Surely Obama finds this job creation racist!

Diatom's picture

Fiat  is better than you think. You can expect electrical and corrosion problems,

but not much more. Engines and gearboxes are long lasting.

For the price its a honest product.


King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Jan 9, 2017 9:26 AM

Just in time for the next recession

flaminratzazz's picture

Today we are in a great depression just as bad as the first great depression. Yet you don’t see soup lines because the ebt cards mask them.

In the nazi state of Idaho, one in 7 children is hungry.

Nobody For President's picture

And in the utopia of California, 1 in 7 children is on a diet, and 4 more should be, but alas, are not.

LawsofPhysics's picture


In fact, the pruchasing power of the average wage has been declining since 1971...

Yes, the truth is always treason in an empire of lies...

lil dirtball's picture

Buh ... muh ... Trump! MAGA! Swamp! Tweet!

Why didn't you mention Trump in your post?

You must not get it, or something.

jus_lite_reading's picture

What is most disturbing is that only ZH'ers and a few others understand that purchasing power has been systematically eroded since 1913 as a mechanism to keep the peons slaves of the elite banksters.


BandGap's picture

Circling the wagons, just like before every World War.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) BandGap Jan 9, 2017 9:43 AM

Russian General Staff has already vowed US mainland will not escape the destruction that we have avoided in last World Wars

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

'Look Who's in Office, Just in Time for War with Iran...

President-elect Donald Trump has surrounded himself with not only pro-Israeli hardliners like David Friedman, but also a circle who have - for years - advocated war with Iran including Breitbart News' Stephen Bannon and retired US Marine Corps General James Mattis.

A similar circle of policymakers would undoubtedly have accompanied 2016 US presidential candidate and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton into office as well had she won the election - her time as US Secretary of State being consumed with the destruction of Libya and Syria, prerequisites for this very conflict.'...

wildbad's picture

this is all on obama's books until 21 Jan

King Tut's picture

The fact that he has offered olive branches to many he so heavily disparaged during the campaign makes it seem like it is all Kabuki Theater 

PT's picture

Diplomacy:  The art of saying, "Nice doggy" until you find a bigger stick.
Never corner your enemies.  Always leave them a small means of escape.  (otherwise they fight back too hard).

You could well be right, or he is just trying to stop them kicking too hard until the 21st.  Neither answer will surprise me.  Time will tell.

Diatom's picture

Hummm! It will be delicious the smell of destroyed nuclear waste pools in the morning...


Ignatius's picture

Is that an illuminati hand signal in The Donald's gesture?

Just askin'...

If it leads to more home grown mfg. I'm OK with it, mind ya.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Ignatius Jan 9, 2017 9:30 AM

He does that a lot, I have noticed- that forming of the number 6 with his hand thing.

lakecity55's picture

They do a lot of that in NY, it's some kind of NY thing.

Probably got it from the Italians.

flaminratzazz's picture

it is three 6s.. form it on your hand and look at it

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) flaminratzazz Jan 9, 2017 9:41 AM

Also-"muh 6 million"

flaminratzazz's picture

To ignore the fact that djt is a lofty member of the free masons is to ignore the fact that one does not become a billionaire with out membership.

but then again i could be wrong and i hope i am

LyLo's picture

Don't know where you guys are from, but 'round these parts that 'masonic hand gesture' is known as the 'okay' signal.  When scuba diving thumbs up means to surface, so to avoid confusion it is used exclusively to communicate approval.  It's also used to emphasize points when speaking, but it comes of as pedantic and dismissive so its use is unusual among the general public, but people in positions of authority often use it. 

I can be awfully conspiratorial, but this one astounds me.  Seriously, have none of you done this very gesture?  BTW, Masons also like candles...  Holy crap, is the 'flamin' part of your pseudonym a nod to the masonic tradition of using candles in ritual?  lol  ;)

PT's picture

It's also a common public-speaking technique of settling your nerves when in front of a crowd.  But who knows?  Maybe the Freemasons own all the public speaking courses.

So many symbols, polygons, hand shapes, numbers etc supposedly are masonic that it is hard to imagine constructing a universe without them.  Not denying what they are or their strange prevalence, just saying.

Sanity Bear's picture

I miss the days when ZH commentary was generally intelligent.

Now an "OK" hand sign is a Satanic Illuminati symbol... /facepalm

SoDamnMad's picture

Is it like," Ima gonna kick yu ass"

small towel's picture

Meryl Streep will not be happy.

Jason T's picture

everybody's working .. ovvvertime!

Kina's picture

And so Obama, what were you doing these past 8 years.

Masturbating on the golf course while the you masters ran the country.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Kina Jan 9, 2017 9:39 AM

Well- he did pump trillions of debt  into a moribund economy to give things a semblance of economic normalcy- what Orange Jesus will probably do as well. Plus the Fed artificially suppressed Interest  rates for a while. As Hawk Harrelson would say "This ballgame is o-vah"

williambanzai7's picture

He engaged his pal Jeff Immelt to do nothing.

F.A. Hayek's picture

Do not forget Obama was heralded as the great international trade negotiator when he sold Harley Davidson production down the river to India. But he knocked it out of the park with Solyndra so I guess it's a wash.

Kina's picture

Hollywood Tweet - White Jobs Don't Matter.

lakecity55's picture

Bail out the VW guy and see if we can't get a VW plant set up, too, Don Trumpleone!


Aussiekiwi's picture

'Bail out the VW guy and see if we can't get a VW plant set up, too, Don Trumpleone!'

You will have to wait until they have finished water boarding him...but remember its not torture if the good guys do it.

Aussiekiwi's picture

'Investment in the US'....kind of sounds funny to say, a bit sinful like ordering extra large fries and triple stack burgers, I am so used to hearing 'investment in China'  over the last 30 years.

williambanzai7's picture

Merely Sheep doesn't matter

Nobody For President's picture

I sense a photoshop opportunity here...

Old Pecksniff's picture

GM won't move auto jobs back to America.  And it got a taxpayer bailout.  When I purchased a new Pontiac Bonneville back in the 1990s, it kept breaking down.  Never again, General Motors.

Uncertain T's picture

Making America Great Again.... One Tweet at a time.

truthseeker69's picture

Ford-Fiat investment dollars could have gone way further in a cheaper business environment (e.i. Mexico). Now, they'll have measly plants and higher regulatory cost all soon to be passed to the consumer! 


Force (broke) Americans to Make America Great Again! 

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Let's cut off the supply of H1Bs.

From the looks of the train into Boston: there must be no one left in India ffs.

dexter_morgan's picture

Same on train in to Chicago. And most caucasians remaining are speaking Russian or Polish. 

flaminratzazz's picture

makes for a shitload of combatants when things revert back to tribal ways.