As Trump supporters are learning, on a continuing basis, is that most of his campaign promises were, as he has freely admitted, to win the election, which practice is now validated by that win, so no further action is required.
Some of those promises would have been impossible to fulfill anyway. Take Trump's promises to have companies bring back jobs that were taken overseas, or to keep U.S. plants from moving overseas to begin with so unemployment would be curtailed. The first case was that presented by the Carrier company wanting to move a plant from Indiana.
The solution was to give the company State Government money to keep part of the plant operating in Indiana, The company pocketed the money and kept the part of the plant that they had intended to keep anyway and applied the money towards the automation of the plant which only postpones the firing of the employees for a few years until installation of machinery is completed.
The "Carrier solution" only demonstrates a much deeper problem for the U.S. One which could bring this nation to it's knees. While Carrier, by using automation to produce consumer goods, very cheaply, in large quantities, they are reducing the pool of consumers able to purchase the output of these machines.
Multiply the Carrier situation by thousands of companies, in the U.S., that, similarly, are investing in robotics to increase production at the same time the reduce personnel and one can see the problem of overproduction we may be facing. In the past we expected this particular problem would be solved through a combination of wealth distribution through Public Works and a social net, which, however, today's corporations are reluctant to help finance through taxes even though the tax base is being eroded by increasing unemployment owing to work force reductions.
Mr. Trump may fail in his quest to bring back jobs because the jobs are being eliminated everywhere,