Trump is telling the shrieking, screaming, foaming-at-the-mouth crowds at his rallies that U.S. Steel Corp is building new plants, hiring thousands.
But — this is what U.S. Steel Corp announced:
U.S. Steel will temporarily lay off up to 200 workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan.
In mid-June, the company said it would idle two blast furnaces at its Great lakes and Gary Works plants, citing lower steel prices and softening demand.
An official at the United Steelworkers union, which represents U.S. Steel workers, said lay-offs were also planned for the Gary Works facility in Indiana.
I’m confused. Who is telling the truth — Trump, or, U.S. Steel? (HINT: I vote for U.S. Steel.)