Trump To Laid Off GM Workers: ‘It Doesn’t Really Matter’
December 14, 2018
Yesterday, Trump told General Motors workers who are about to be laid off that “it doesn’t really matter” and promised that their jobs would be replaced “in like two minutes.” Ohio workers have heard Trump’s empty promises before, and they aren’t buying it anymore.
Trump said “it doesn’t really matter” that more than 14,000 GM employees were losing their jobs because his “leadership” meant “Ohio’s going to replace those jobs in like two minutes.”
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… She’s [Mary Barra is] either going to open fast or somebody else is going to go in.”
…but Ohio voters have heard these empty promises from Trump before.
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: “We have empty factories. that’s going to end. That’s going to end, so easy.”
Trump: “Starting in 2017, jobs are going to start leaving other countries, and coming back to us. Believe me.”
Trump: “We’re going to have our jobs come back. There will be consequences when a company fires all of its people, moves to Mexico, makes product and thinks they’re going to sell this product back into Ohio and other places.”
Trump: “Jobs will return, don’t you like the sound of that? Incomes will rise and new factories will come rushing onto our shores.”
Now, Ohioans feel betrayed by Trump’s broken promises.
“He said to the crowd, he said, don’t sell your homes. Well, I bought a house two miles away from where I worked. He said, jobs are going to be pouring back in. I lost my job.” – Recently laid off GM worker
“I thought he was going to do miracles for us, so did a lot of other autoworkers. He needs to step up to the plate and do what he said.’” – 26-year GM Lordstown employee
“People say, ‘Trump promised us.’ Yes, he came here, told the people in the valley, ‘Don’t sell your house, we’re going to bring your jobs back.’ Well, you know, they made the announcement yesterday. How soon is soon enough?” – Lordstown mayor