Trump thanks Charter for $25 Billion Plan to invest in US

NTD Staff
By NTD Staff
March 24, 2017US News

President Donald Trump invited the CEO of Charter Communications to the White House to thank him for his plan to invest $25 billion in its U.S. operations, and to hire 20,000 U.S. workers over the next four years.

The president joked a little about the generous size of the investment.

“Today, I am thrilled to announce that Charter Communications has just committed to investing $25 billion—with a B—25 billion, that’s right, right? With a B, right? $25 billion here in the United States and has committed further to hiring 20,000 American workers over the next four years.

“Charter has also committed to completely end its offshore call centers, that is such a big deal, and to base 100 percent of its call centers here in the United States. All American jobs.”

Charter recently bought competitor Time Warner Cable, and Charter CEO Thomas Rutledge has promised to move all Time Warner’s overseas customer-service call centers back to the United States.

Rutledge appeared at the White House with Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, as well as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and presidential assistant Reed Cordish.

Rutledge has promised to build a call center in McAllen Texas and to hire 600 Americans to staff it.

President Trump pointed out that Boeing, Lockheed, Intel, and Exxon have made similar pledges to stop offshoring jobs and start hiring U.S. workers.

“We are really in the process of announcements, and you’re going to see thousands and thousands and thousands of jobs and companies and everything coming back into our country, and they’re coming in far faster than even I had projected,” Trump concluded.

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