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Former GE CEO Jack Welch defends Trump: ‘This flip flop nonsense is ridiculous media blowback’

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Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch railed against critics accusing President Donald Trump of “flip-flopping” on issues.

Trump’s actions are “consistent, totally consistent” with his campaign platform promising jobs for Americans, the longtime Republican supporter said, defending his friend on CNN’s Smerconish on Saturday.

“This flip-flop nonsense is ridiculous media blowback,” Welch told host Michael Smerconish. “Remember, his platform was jobs, jobs, jobs, American, jobs. The things the media is beating him up for flip-flopping, that’s doing a smart thing, that’s jobs.”

Trump has come under fire recently for appearing to change positions on top issues, shifting from campaign promises and statements he made while running for office.

But Welch, who has known the president for many years, said he is “thriving” at the White House.

“He loves it,” said the 81-year-old. “He’s learning every day.”

Welch joined Trump at the White House last week as the president met with a number of corporate CEOs from across the country, something he does monthly.

“I’ll tell you what, he was deeply into everyone, let’s do this, let’s do that,” said Welch. “I agree with that, don’t agree with that. He engaged staff, I mean a thousand of them and he was in there like he was a real player. I was overly impressed.”

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