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.
Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report
Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.
"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.
Jeanine Pirro pushes conspiracy theory 2016 election interference ‘apparently’ started in Ukraine
The United States intelligence community is united in the conclusion that it was Russia that interred in America's 2016 presidential election.
But Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro said that 2016 election interference "apparently" started in Ukraine.
The conspiracy theory underlying the false claim resulted in President Donald Trump seeking foreign election interference from Ukraine, the scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
Pirro also said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Geoge Kent is a "bozo."
Video of Pirro's opening was posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump:
WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.
The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.
"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.