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