Trump team outsourced making presentation slides to S’porean teen via freelancer site Fiverr

Stealing American jobs.

By Belmont Lay | November 17, 2016

Donald Trump’s team had contracted a 15-year-old Singaporean teen to do up a presentation slide for their campaign in August last year, according to Today on Nov. 17.

The East View Secondary School student, Hrithie Menon, helped create a Prezi presentation targeted at youths that was used as part of Trump’s presidential campaign after his team approached her for her services via Fiverr, a site that aggregates vendors for digital services.

Prezi is an alternative slide-making programme to PowerPoint.

The teen said she didn’t know who Trump was last year as she did not follow US politics.

She was unable to provide more details about the work done as she is bound by a non-disclosure agreement.

She began doing such work when she was in Primary 4. She has been doing freelance work for clients for the past two years.

She charges US$100 a project and has made about US$2,000 in total so far.

The money help pay for her dental braces.

Hrithie said she completed the Trump campaign slides within two hours in one day.

Ironically, during Trump’s campaigning period at a rally in Florida on Sunday, Nov. 6, the then presidential hopeful told his supporters that they are “living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world” and in the process, naming Singapore as one of the culprits of stealing American jobs.

He said then that the United States has lost about 70,000 factories since China joined the World Trade Organisation.

He said: “Goodrich Lighting Systems laid off 255 workers and moved their jobs to India. Baxter Health Care laid off 199 workers and moved their jobs to Singapore. It’s getting worse and worse and worse.”

Yes, 320 million people in the United States and no one can make slides.

Here is Today‘s video:

 

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