Trump claims credit for Pennsylvania Shell plant announced under Obama

Trump claims credit for Pennsylvania Shell plant announced under Obama

U.S. President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigora

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U.S. President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigorate the Rust Belt support that sent him to the White House. He was cheered on by fluorescent-vest-clad workers who were paid to attend by Shell, their employer, which is building the facility.Story continues below

Despite Trump’s claims, Shell announced its plans to build the complex in 2012, midway through President Barack Obama’s term in the White House.The event was billed as an official White House event, but Trump turned much of it into a campaign-style rally, boasting of achievements he claims as president and assailing his would-be Democratic rivals for the 2020 election.READ MORE: Trump says congresswoman is ‘never happy’ with America and ‘hates Jews’“I don’t think they give a damn about Western Pennsylvania, do you?” he prodded the crowd.Trump was visiting Shell’s soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which will turn the area’s vast natural gas deposits into plastics. The facility is being built in an area hungry for investment and employment, though critics claim it will become the largest air polluter in western Pennsylvania.WATCH: Trump says Academy Awards not popular because it ‘disrespects’ people who won the 2016 election

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