Oil and gas giant ExxonMobil’s announcement that it would be investing $20 billion to expand manufacturing in Texas and Louisiana generated three tweets from President Donald Trump on Monday.
His first tweet was a personal congratulations to ExxonMobil with a link to a press release on the White House website. ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson resigned to serve as Secretary of State in the Trump administration.
The White House press release includes a paragraph that appears taken directly from the ExxonMobil statement.
“Exxon Mobil is strategically investing in new refining and chemical-manufacturing projects in the United States Gulf Coast region to expand its manufacturing and export capacity. The company’s Growing the Gulf program consists of 11 major chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas projects at proposed new and existing facilities along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Investments began in 2013 and are expected to continue through at least 2022,” the White House statement said.
Trump continued to tweet about the ExxonMobil’s decision.