Eric Bolling, the possible future Commerce Department employee still working as a Fox News host, gave a two-minute infomercial in the guise of an editorial that happened to talk up Donald Trump. It was littered with falsehoods but Trump probably won’t care. We know that Fox didn’t.
In his “Wake Up America!” commentary on Saturday, Bolling gushed that Trump is “already proving to be a jobs creator/jobs saver.” Bolling went on to echo Trump’s claim that, “Ford Motor Company announced that since Trump won the presidency, they would cancel their plans to move production of one of its SUVs to Mexico.”
Unfortunately for Bolling, that was misleading at best. More than a week earlier, FoxNews.com had already reported that Ford’s plans had no effect on U.S. jobs:
A factory in Cuautitlan, Mexico, was likely to get the MKC. Under a contract negotiated last year with the United Auto Workers, Ford agreed to invest $700 million in the Louisville plant in return for moving production of the MKC. Because Escape production would increase, no Louisville jobs would be lost.
It’s possible the decision to keep the MKC in Kentucky was made before the election, because Escape sales have been falling since July and additional production capacity in Louisville may not be needed.
“Still, Trump claimed credit for saving a factory from moving to Mexico,” Fox had noted.
And so did Bolling. “I’m absolutely certain that many more American companies will follow Ford’s lead, saving maybe millions of American manufacturing jobs,” he added.
Bolling went on to talk up Trump’s infrastructure plan, mostly by knocking President Obama’s. First, Bolling called Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, a “union thug head,” then said Obama's stimulus money was “wasted on you and your union thug friends.”
“President Obama spent a trillion of your tax dollars, and we have absolutely nothing to show for it,” Bolling accused. “I challenge anyone to show me where we benefitted from spending that trillion dollars.”
Again, the facts contradict Bolling. In the first place, FoxNews.com says the stimulus package cost “more than $760 billion,” not a trillion dollars. And here’s what PBS said in 2014 the stimulus bill had accomplished:
Half of the total fiscal support for the economy, or about $689 billion, from the recovery act and subsequent measures was in the form of tax cuts directed mostly at families. The remainder was spent on such things as rebuilding roads and bridges, preventing teacher layoffs and providing temporary help for people who lost their jobs or needed other assistance because of the poor economy.
More than 40,000 miles of roads and more than 2,700 bridges have been upgraded, nearly 700 drinking water systems serving more than 48 million people have been brought into compliance with federal clean water standards and high-speed Internet was introduced to about 20,000 community institutions.
Watch news host Bolling prove he’s more interested in promoting Trump (and maybe his own job prospects in a Trump administration) than the truth in the November 26, 2016 Cashin’ In, below.
Im not sure how an English as a primary language student graduates from an American high school not knowing algebra. What did he take all those years? Basic arithmetic? Matching shapes? Boggles the mind.
But the dim apple never falls far from the braindead tree…