Trump says 'upper' New York State isn't working

Trump says 'upper' New York State isn't working
Posted at 9:13 AM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 09:31:48-04

President Trump is cheering a major jobs announcement. Tech manufacturer Fox-Conn -- a company from Taiwan -- has announced plans to drop $10 billion on a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin.

The company makes electronics for Apple.  It's expected create up to 13,000 new jobs and open by 2020.

That is a lot of jobs to fill and President Trump, exploring an idea for how to fill them.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the President said, "When you have an area that just isn't working like upper New York State, where people are getting very badly hurt...and then you'll have another area 500 miles away where you can't get people, I'm going to explain, you can leave... it's ok... don't worry about your house."

Unsurprisingly, upstate politicians from both sides of the aisle aren't responding well to this.

State Senator Tim Kennedy tweeted "no thanks Mr. President...upper New York State is doing better than we have in decades.  We're used to being the underdog -- we don't give up."

Steve Cichon is running for Erie County Clerk and sent a letter to President Trump, explaining "we're doing great in 'upper New York State, and things are only getting better here, especially in Erie County."

He asked President Trump to "start sending people to Buffalo, Erie County and Western New York when [they] are in need of a new opportunity."

County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted, "Instead of criticizing upstate (not "upper") NY I suggest [President Trump] visit WNY and see the economic turnaround."