- Robert Reich: Trump's tweets on union boss, Boeing, show unwillingness to take criticism; this poses danger to democracy
- Reich: Democracy requires freedom to criticize those in power without fear of retribution. Fascists, dictators traffic in such fear
Robert Reich served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration. He is a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few." A version of this piece appeared on his website. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)On the evening of December 7, minutes after a local Indiana union leader, Chuck Jones, criticized Trump on CNN for falsely claiming that he had kept 1,100 Carrier jobs in the United States, Trump tweeted, "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!"