Buzzfeed has discovered another example of the Donald’s duplicity in a blogpost for Trump University where he defends outsourcing as creating more jobs later.
Back in the days of Trump’s blog on the website of his now-defunct Trump University website, however, he wrote a post in defense of outsourcing titled, “Outsourcing Creates Jobs in the Long Run.”
“We hear terrible things about outsourcing jobs — how sending work outside of our companies is contributing to the demise of American businesses,” wrote Trump. “But in this instance I have to take the unpopular stance that it is not always a terrible thing.”
“I understand that outsourcing means that employees lose jobs,” continued Trump. “Because work is often outsourced to other countries, it means Americans lose jobs. In other cases, nonunion employees get the work. Losing jobs is never a good thing, but we have to look at the bigger picture.”
Trump turned to a study by Lawrence Klein, a former economic adviser to Jimmy Carter, who said outsourcing jobs increased wages and created jobs in the IT sector.
“Last year, Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. Lawrence R. Klein, the founder of Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates, co-authored a study that showed how global outsourcing actually creates more jobs and increases wages, at least for IT workers,” wrote Trump. “The study found that outsourcing helped companies be more competitive and more productive. That means they make more money, which means they funnel more into the economy, thereby, creating more jobs.
“I know that doesn’t make it any easier for people whose jobs have been outsourced overseas, but if a company’s only means of survival is by farming jobs outside its walls, then sometimes it’s a necessary step,” he continued. “The other option might be to close its doors for good.”
That was in 2005. This was just six years later:
We must stop outsourcing our jobs overseas and end our multi-billion dollar trade deficits.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2011
This was last year:
"@Teeroyd: Saw you on oreily and you hit it on the head, bring all manufacturing back stop outsourcing Im a gay republican, ANNOUNCE!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2015
So does he actually believe that or did he change his mind? I think it’s just another example of how he tells people what they want to hear in order to get them to do what he wants. I doubt he honestly or solidly believes in anything – except himself.