Trump Blames Workers For Job Cuts He Promised To Save
March 18, 2019
This weekend, Trump took to Twitter to blame a local union leader and workers at the General Motors facility in Lordstown, Ohio for job cuts that he vowed to save.
It’s clear that Trump won’t stand up for workers, and now thousands of workers are struggling to get by because of his broken promises.
This weekend, Trump blamed a local union leader for GM job cuts in Ohio.
Washington Post: “President Trump blamed a small-town union leader Sunday for not doing enough to save a General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, that shuttered on March 6, causing about 5,400 job losses in a struggling part of the country.”
Trump: “Democrat UAW Local 1112 President David Green ought to get his act together and produce. G.M. let our Country down, but other much better car companies are coming into the U.S. in droves. I want action on Lordstown fast. Stop complaining and get the job done!”
Trump promised that we “won’t lose one plant” if he was elected, and that Ohio was going to replace these jobs in “two minutes.”
Trump: “If I’m elected, you won’t lose one plant, you’ll have plant coming into this country, you’re going to have jobs again, you won’t lose one plant.”
Trump: “Those jobs have left Ohio. They’re all coming back. They’re all coming back. Don’t move, don’t sell your house. We’re going to fill up those factories or rip them down and build new ones.”
Trump: “It doesn’t really matter, because Ohio is under my leadership from a national standpoint. Ohio’s going to replace those jobs like in two minutes.”
Meanwhile, workers continue to struggle to get by because of Trump’s broken promises.
“To be 100 percent honest, I thought I would be laid off for a few months and then go back to work. At 47, I’m too old to go back to school.” – Laid off worker at GM supplier
“A lot of people here are still going through a grief cycle over this. I have to tell my GM friends to go apply for the Affordable Care Act so they’ll have health insurance.” – Laid off GM worker
“I would have to go away, my son and husband would stay here, and I would have come home on weekends and how do you do that as a mom and a wife.” – Laid off GM Lordstown worker
“I cry when I think about it. How do they explain to their kids that Mommy or Daddy is leaving and they’ll see you on the weekends?” – GM Lordstown worker forced to move