The Mid-Continent Nail Corporation in Missouri is getting hammered by President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs — and one of its workers on Thursday directly begged the president to call off his trade war to prevent mass layoffs at his plant.
During an interview with MSNBC, Mid-Continent Nail operations manager Chris Pratt said that his workers are facing the imminent prospect of losing their jobs if Trump does not find a way to ease off on his tariffs soon.
“They’re scared,” Pratt said of his workers. “They have fear — fear for their jobs, you know, and rightly so.”
When asked what his message to Washington, DC was about the president’s economic policies, Pratt simply replied, “Save our jobs.”
He then directly addressed Trump.
“President Trump, if you hear this, you know, this job means a lot to this community,” he said. “To the people that work here, to the suppliers we have, it affects more than just the 500 jobs we have here. So please help.”
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There is no suggestion that any of the three actresses ever acquiesced to the alleged request.
Dunning, 40, testified that she first met Weinstein when she was waitressing at a New York nightclub in 2004.
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The USMCA, crafted over years of negotiation between the three countries, replaces the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.
Trump has long campaigned against NAFTA, which he said resulted in shipping US jobs abroad.
"Today, we are finally ending the NAFTA nightmare," he said at the new treaty's signing ceremony in the White House.