What Would a President Who Actually Defended US Jobs Sound Like?

Here's an idea from 1963

Tue, Nov 8, 2016 | 612 Comments

So what would a president who actually stood up for American jobs sound like?

Well, probably something like this.

When Pan Am President Juan Trippe decided to buy Concorde airliners from Britain and France, instead of US planes, John F. Kennedy was livid.

The nation's 35th president made a series of phone calls demanding to know why Trippe had gone ahead with the purchase, instead of waiting for the details of a US government-backed proposal. JFK railed at Pan Am for taking money and jobs out of the United States, and demanded that Trippe rescind his order.

"We'll give Trippe all the trouble he wants," Kennedy said. "I think we ought to stick it right up his ass...We're going to spend our time screwing Pan Am."

Today, there is a candidate running for the office of President of the United States who has promised to do the same when US companies outsource jobs abroad.

Isn't it about time the US had a president who put America First again?

 

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