You can’t make this stuff up.
Just a week after Trump announced a deal to keep over 1,000 jobs in the U.S., the Obama Administration is sending jobs overseas.
And it’s not just any jobs.
According to Fox & Friends, it’s jobs for manufacturing fighter jets.
That’s right: Fighter jet jobs.
U.S. plans to make fighter jets in India instead of America pic.twitter.com/nPw8EF10zS
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) December 6, 2016
From the video:
“The Washington Post is reporting that the Obama Administration is now working on a deal to build fighter jets in India instead of the United States. Both Lockheed Martin and Boeing agree to manufacture F-16 and F-18 jets in India, bringing 1,000 jobs overseas. All of this just days after President-elect Trump worked to keep the same number of jobs at Carrier in Indiana.”
“In recent months, Lockheed Martin and Boeing have made proposals to the Indian government to manufacture fighter jets — the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F/A-18 Super Hornet — in India as the country seeks to modernize its rapidly aging fleet of largely Russian-built airplanes.
In both cases, the aviation companies would be building production facilities in India; Lockheed Martin proposes to move its entire F-16 assembly line from Texas to India, making India the sole producer of the single-engine combat aircraft.
The U.S. military is phasing out the F-16 for its own use, but other countries remain as likely customers.
The proposals have the strong backing of the Obama administration, which has sought a closer connection with the Indian military in recent years. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said she was “optimistic” about the prospect of a deal after a visit to New Delhi in August, and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter is set to return to India this week, with procurement high atop the list of discussion topics.”
January 20th can’t come soon enough.
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