The Trump effect: the President tweets a 'Thank you!' to Samsung for plans to open US factory (update: not really)
UPDATE: Now Samsung is getting out with a statement of its own, saying that, while it has various plans in the pipeline, including moving some manufacturing closer to the US market, nothing has been finalized just yet, so the Trump tweet left the Korean tech giants in limbo, as per industry sources:
Now that a lot of manufacturers are trying to stay on the good side of the administration regarding its "Made in America" initiative, Samsung has seemingly caught onto the trend, and is reportedly planning to build another US factory, in addition to its Austin, Texas chip-making investment. Whether that intention has been in the wings for a while, or is being publicized now in order to placate the White House undertaking, remains to be heard, but in any case it would result in a bit more jobs coming stateside.
As for Samsung, it is now on the golden list of companies that have been mentioned by a sitting President in a tweet, as Donald Trump issued the welcoming "Thank you, @Samsung! We would love to have you!" message after Samsung's move was called "the Trump effect" in an article. Make of it what you will.
source: President Trump (Twitter) & The Korea Herald