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.”
Watch the video below.
White House turmoil as Trump aides Mnuchin and Navarro get in ‘knockdown, drag-out’ yelling match: report
According to a report from the Washington Post, a discussion in the Oval Office over social media platform TikTok collapsed into a shouting match between Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and trade advisor Peter Navarro while Donald Trump sat and watched.
One spectator described it as “knockdown, drag-out” brawl.
The Post reports Mnuchin was under the understanding that he had convinced Trump to allow a sale of TikTok to Microsoft, only to run into a roadblock put up by Navarro arguing for a total ban.
WATCH: CNN uses video to bust Trump for lying and stealing credit for veterans program signed by Obama
Reacting to Donald Trump's abrupt departure from his Saturday press conference after he was pressed by a CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid for lying and taking credit for a veterans bill signed into law by former President Barack Obama, CNN's Victor Blackwell shared clips of the former president announcing the signing in 2014 and Trump attempting to steal credit yesterday.
According to Blackwell, "One of President Trump's go-to lies is his role in passing Veterans Choice. You saw it at the end of the news conference when he walked away. Well that was when he was faced with a question why he said that he passed Choice and Accountability for the V.A."
Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing
The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.
Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima -- twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons.
Survivors, their relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended a remembrance ceremony in Nagasaki where they called for world peace.
Participants offered a silent prayer at 11:02 am (0202 GMT), the time the second and last nuclear weapon used in wartime was dropped over the city.