Trump Tells Joke About Mexico, Flint, and Ford [VIDEO]

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Speaking at The Economic Club of New York on Thursday, Donald Trump told a joke that included Mexico, Flint, MI, and Ford Motor Company, just a day after Ford announced that it was moving all of its small car production to Mexico.

Reading from prepared notes, Trump told attendees:

“It used to be cars were made in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico. Now, cars are made in Mexico and you can’t drink the water in Flint.” 

Flint, Michigan, of course, has had a well-publicized public water crisis, and we’ve all been told not to “drink the water” in Mexico, so the joke rings true, especially considering Ford’s announcement.

For what it’s worth, Ford CEO Mark Fields told CNN’s Poppy Harlow on Thursday that no jobs would be lost over its move to make all small cars in Mexico beginning in 2018.

“Will Ford cut any U.S. jobs as a result of this move?” Harlow asked Fields. “One, any single one?” she asked.

“Absolutely not. Zero,” Fields answered, explaining that even though small car production is moving to Mexico, the company is planning “two very exciting new products so that not one job will be lost.”

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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