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Rush Limbaugh Rips Obama for Mocking Trump on Carrier in June

Rush Limbaugh Rips Obama for Mocking Trump on Carrier in June

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By    |   Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:12 PM

Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh Thursday slammed President Barack Obama for dismissing Donald Trump's pledge to keep Carrier from moving 1,000 jobs from Indianapolis to Mexico in a town hall meeting in June.

"Obama didn't care that the jobs were leaving," Limbaugh said on his afternoon program. "Trump's not the only guy that can figure out how to make this happen.

"He's just the only one who tried. Obama didn't even try.

"It wasn't even on his radar to make the effort," he added. "He didn't think it was necessary for his political viability.

"He didn't think it was necessary for these people, because it doesn't matter.

"If you lose your job, we've got a government program for you," Limbaugh said.

In a June 1 town hall hosted by PBS Newshour in Elkhart, Ind., a Carrier employee, Eric Cottonham, asked Obama what he would do to keep American companies from moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico.

"What we have to do is to make sure that folks are trained for the jobs that are coming in now, because some of those jobs of the past are just not going to come back," Obama responded.

He then took a veiled swipe at Trump, the leader in the Republican primary race. Cottonham referenced Trump's pledge to save U.S. manufacturing jobs in his question.

"When somebody says — like the person you just mentioned, who I'm not going to advertise for — that he's going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that?" President Obama said. "What are you going to do?

"There's no answer to it," he continued. "He just says, 'Well, I'm going to negotiate a better deal.'

"Well, how exactly are you going to negotiate that?" Obama asked. "What magic wand do you have?

"And, usually, the answer is he doesn't have an answer."

Trump and Carrier said Thursday that the manufacturing plant would remain in the U.S. — retaining 1,100 jobs — and would undergo a $16 million upgrade.

Limbaugh ripped Obama's reliance on job-training programs to help displaced workers.

"If you lose your job, we've got a government program for you," he said. "If you lose your job, we've got a government training center for you.

"If you lose your job, we've got a government food-stamp program for you. If you lose your anything, we've got a government this for you.

"'Just give your life to us and stop worrying about things' is what Obama's message is — and people don't want to do that.

"Trump's not even president, and Carrier is going to keep half the jobs in its air-conditioning plant in Indiana.

"I know there are caveats," Limbaugh cautioned. "We'll get to it in time."

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Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh Thursday slammed President Barack Obama for dismissing Donald Trump's pledge to keep Carrier from moving 1,000 jobs from Indianapolis to Mexico in a town hall meeting in June.
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