In what looks like a desperate attempt to find something negative to report about President Trump’s expressed goal of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States, CNN is covering the plight of Mexicans who may lose their factory jobs in Mexico if Trump succeeds.
The sob story is published under the headline: This Mexican mom’s big fear: Trump will take my job.
Hilda Roldan just wants a better life for her four kids. She always works overtime at a noisy textile factory here in Puebla, Mexico so her kids can get a college degree and don’t have to endure the same hard work.
“I wouldn’t like this work for them…I want the best for them. That’s why I stay an extra hour [at work] so they can move ahead,” Roldan told CNN’s Leyla Santiago while wiping away tears.
Americans should be ashamed of themselves for needing jobs. Think about all the Mexicans who will be hurt if Americans find gainful employment.
She’s worked at the same plant for 10 years and giggles when she talks about how she knows the place inside out.
She fears Trump could take this job that she prizes so much. She says going north for work isn’t an option.
“The question is: What are we going to do?” Roldan asks. “I wouldn’t go” to the United States for work.
It’s manufacturing jobs like Roldan’s that Trump has promised to bring back to America. In 2000, there were 385,000 Americans working in textile mills. Today there are only 112,000, according to Labor Department data. More broadly, the U.S. has lost 5 million manufacturing job over that time.
Citing Mexican experts, the report explains how American jobs are bad for American consumers.
Experts say the vast majority of those jobs aren’t coming back.
“There is no infrastructure to produce textiles in the U.S. nor are there workers who would be willing to work for those wages,” says Carlos Peyrelongue, a research analyst at Bank of Americ ()in Mexico City.
Peyrelongue warns that bringing back jobs like Roldan’s to the U.S. would mean American shoppers would pay “substantially more, we’re talking, 30%, 40%, 50%, 100% more” for clothes because U.S. workers are paid a lot more.
The left routinely attacks Republicans for “greedy” companies outsourcing jobs overseas. Now that there’s a Republican promising to bring the jobs back, we’re being told about how mean Trump is for putting Mexicans out of work.