THREE YEARS AGO: Trump Told Lordstown Workers ‘Don’t Move, Don’t Sell Your House’
July 25, 2020
Today is the three year anniversary of Trump promising workers in Lordstown, Ohio that he’d save their plant and bring their jobs back — he did neither.
Three years ago today, Trump promised Lordstown workers he would save their plant and bring back jobs, saying, “don’t move. Don’t sell your house.”
CNN: “In 2017, Trump went to Youngstown, 15 miles down the road from the Lordstown plant, and promised residents that manufacturing jobs would be returning to the region, telling the crowd: ‘Don’t move. Don’t sell your house.’”
But Trump didn’t save their plant. Two years after making his promise to Lordstown workers, the General Motors Lordstown plant shut down.
CNBC: “After 52 years of cranking out more than 16 million new vehicles, the General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, is shutting down.”
And Trump did not bring back their jobs. Ohio lost 6,000 manufacturing jobs last year. As of June, there were nearly 300,000 factory jobs lost under Trump.
Ohio Department Of Job And Family Services: “From January 2019 to January 2020, nonagricultural wage and salary employment declined 12,500… Manufacturing lost 6,000 jobs in durable goods (-5,200) and nondurable goods (-800).”
New York Times: “As of June, there were nearly 300,000 fewer factory jobs in the United States than there were when Mr. Trump was inaugurated.”