The Indiana union leader attacked by Donald Trump in tweets says he has no regrets about calling the president-elect a liar for his claims about saving jobs at Carrier.
"He didn't tell the truth. He inflated the number, and I called him out on that," Chuck Jones, the president of Local 1999 of the United Steelworkers union in Indianapolis, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" on Thursday.
He conceded that his choice of words "wasn't the best."
Jones told CNNMoney and other media outlets earlier this week that Trump was "lying his a-- off" when he claimed he had saved 1,100 jobs at Carrier.
In fact, only 800 factory jobs were saved. The other 300 were white-collar administrative and engineering jobs at a different Indianapolis facility, positions Carrier never planned to ship to Mexico.
The company still plans to shift some work building fan coils from the Indianapolis plant to Mexico, which will cost about 600 jobs, despite Trump's deal with Carrier.