President Trump has often stated his appreciation for the American worker. And he doesn’t like it when they get “betrayed.”
In his view, if a company gives preference to outsourcing or other forms of foreign labor, then that’s a very big problem.
This has always been part of his “America First” motto.
So, when the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced it would outsource 20 percent of its jobs to foreign workers, Trump was quick to react.
In this case, the President is flat-out firing a few people, and is also going after the big boss.
President Donald Trump on Monday announced that two members of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) would be fired and pressed for the removal of the CEO.
Trump said he’d remove TVA board chairman James Thompson and board member Richard Howarth.
He also criticized TVA President Jeff Lyash as being “overpaid.” And he might get some support on that, as Lyash pulled down $8.16 million in 2019.
The President has the power to do this because TVA is a federal corporation.
As he said at the White House yesterday:
Let this serve as a warning to any federally appointed board.
If you betray American workers, then you will hear two simple words: ‘You’re fired.’
Trump’s strong move comes after speaking with the U.S. Tech Workers group who alerted the President to what TVA was doing.
And Trump’s actions have already resulted in some internal changes at TVA.
After the firings came down, the CEO sent a note to the President (which was delivered during the White House address).
And Trump said:
He’s looking to change course and reverse it, and that’s good.
Now, maybe he’ll take a major cut in salary, too. That’ll be phase two, right?
- President Trump fired two board members of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
- This comes after he learned the group would be outsourcing 20 percent of its jobs.
- Trump also called for the removal of the CEO, though he did send a note later saying they were “looking to change course.”