CNN Spreads Two Fake Narratives During Trump Visit In Japan

  • CNN Spreads Two Fake Narratives During Trump Visit In Japan

CNN Spreads Two Fake Narratives During Trump Visit In Japan

President Trump called on Japan to build cars in the US instead of building them in the country and then shipping them to U.S.

Trump's comments ignited a social media storm, as well as bringing forth a flurry of helpful facts.

Speaking at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Tokyo on Monday, Trump said, "Several Japanese automobile industry firms have been really doing a job".

He singled out Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. for a recent announcement of plans to build a $1.6 billion joint assembly manufacturing plant in the USA that could open in 2021. He has taken credit for jobs and factories that were already in the USA, praised himself for stock-market gains that have been ongoing for more than eight years, and insulted, in predictably misleading ways, almost any country with which America does business. In 1980, then Republican candidate Ronald Reagan said he would consider imposing quotas on Japanese cars.

President Donald Trump, left, kicked off a 10-day trip to Asia by meeting with Japan's Shinzo Abe and hoping to pave the way for more cars to be built in the U.S.

"Try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over". Trump has apparently forgotten about this or, more possibly, has never bothered to learn about these key facts of the automaking industry. "Is that possible to ask?"

Foreign firms have been eager to play up their investments in the US following the election of Trump, who blames lopsided trade agreements for decimating American industry and killing blue-collar jobs. I don't think so.

"Honda, Subaru, Nissan, Mazda and Toyota built 2.4 million vehicles, accounted for one-third of all US auto production in 2016", Kristin Dziczek, director of the Center for Automotive Research's industrial, labor and economics group, posted on Twitter. Toyota? Mazda? I thought so. I want to thank you. Congratulations. Come on, let me shake your hand. Mazda also announced in August that it was working with Toyota and investing $1.6 billion to build a manufacturing plant in the U.S. - and which Trump acknowledged will produce 4,000 jobs in the country. "I think not, O.K.?" he said.

Ask the many Italians who opposed Silvio Berlusconi for decades, and know well what it is like to live with a leader who is both embarrassing and dangerous-lacking good manners as well as respect for democratic institutions.