Donald Trump is once again claiming credit for beating back the scourge of outsourcing, this time insisting that he is the reason that Sprint has announced plans to move thousands of jobs back to America from other countries.
"Because of what's happening, and the spirit and the hope, I was just called by the head people at Sprint, and they are going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back to the United States," Trump said, adding that the news of jobs "coming back into the United States" marks "a nice change." Trump later added that the jobs were coming back "because of me."
But based on what we know right now, it is not at all clear what role Trump -- or whatever "spirit" of "hope" his victory has created -- had in bringing these jobs back to the U.S.
Yet here are some of the headlines that greeted Trump's claim:
-- CNN: "Trump declares victory: Sprint will create 5,000 U.S. jobs."
-- The New York Times: "Trump Takes Credit for Sprint Plan to Add 5,000 Jobs in U.S."