Trump takes credit on jobs, cit­ing two firms stay­ing in U.S.

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Stephen Di­nan

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump said Wed­nes­day that his loom­ing pres­i­dency is al­ready boost­ing U.S. jobs, an­nounc­ing that telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany Sprint will bring 5,000 jobs back here from other coun­tries.

Mr. Trump also said OneWeb, a startup in­ter­net com­pany, will be cre­at­ing 3,000 jobs in the U.S. for its op­er­a­tions.

Speak­ing to re­porters in Florida, where he’s con­tin­u­ing his tran­si­tion plans, Mr. Trump took credit for the an­nounce­ments.

“Be­cause of what is hap­pen­ing and the spirit and the hope, I was just called by the head peo­ple at Sprint and they are go­ing to be bring­ing 5,000 jobs back to the United States, they have taken them from other coun­tries. They are bring­ing them back to the United States,” he said.

“Also OneWeb, a new com­pany is go­ing to be hir­ing 3,000 peo­ple so that is very ex­cit­ing,” he added.

Mr. Trump has made boost­ing the econ­omy a chief part of his early days as he pre­pares to take the White House. He had pre­vi­ously helped ne­go­ti­ate a deal to keep open a Car­rier plant in In­di­ana, pre­serv­ing hun­dreds of jobs at the air con­di­tion­ing man­u­fac­turer.

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