Barack and Michelle Obama’s Netflix documentary “American Factory” hits the streaming service on Wednesday and the film is already being slammed as an attack on the current president.
The documentary focuses on a Chinese billionaire who opens a factory “in the husk” of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans.
Journalist Ted Johnson labeled it the Obamas’ “first big anti-Trump statement of 2020” in an opinion piece published Tuesday by Politico.
“Its message is clear: Trump’s promise to reinvigorate the industrial heartland is going to take a lot more than a campaign slogan. There are no easy solutions. And if some manufacturing jobs do come back, they’re going to look nothing like they used to,” Johnson wrote.
“Americans will have to accept a new reality to stay competitive in the global marketplace — one that they might not like, and one that Trump doesn’t acknowledge,” Johnson added.