The Carrier deal that got Donald Trump an initial blitz of good press a few days ago took a twist when Chuck Jones, president of United Steelworkers 1999 which represents Carrier employees, told the Washington Post that the president-elect “lied his ass off” by embellishing or exaggerating the number of jobs saved by the deal.
South Carolina Democratic Party chairman and DNC chairman candidate Jaime Harrison took to Twitter for his own response:
There are no statements from Ray Buckley or Keith Ellison about the controversy, though Buckley did retweet several comments about it, including one by Jaime Harrison.
Here’s the response from United Steelworkers:
UPDATE: Here’s the response from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka: