MSNBC’s Vaughn Hillyard this week visited a nail factory in Missouri that is getting absolutely crushed by President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.
During an interview with MSNBC, Mid-Continent Nail operations manager Chris Pratt revealed that he has already laid off 60 workers from his plant — and he warned that more jobs were at risk due to Trump’s trade wars.
“We should be thriving,” he said. “We were doing pretty good. But now, it’s like he flipped the light switch off, and it’s all because of tariffs.”
Jimmie Coffer, a machine operator at the plant, told MSNBC that he voted for Trump in 2016 because he wanted to see “change” in Washington. Now, however, he worries that Trump’s trade wars will cost him his job.
“I understand why he’s doing it,” he said. “It’s hurting us. It’s hurting us real bad here.”
And another worker at the factory who voted for Trump similarly said that, while she didn’t regret her vote, the factory couldn’t continue to bleed money like it has been since the tariffs hit.
“I want him to fix it so it’s better,” she said.
Watch the video below.
Senator Kelly Loeffler flops trying to clean up her attacks on Black Lives Matter
As Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) continues to fall in the polls, she's trying to clean up her attacks on Black Lives Matter.
"There's an organization different from the saying, an organization called Black Lives Matter founded on Marxist principles. Marxism supports socialism," she said.
Trump can’t stop talking about losing to someone he says is the worst candidate in history: analysis
As Election Day draws closer, some polls are showing President Trump trailing Joe Biden by double digits, and according to the Washington Post's Aaron Blake, Trump increasingly has "losing on the brain" as a result.
"At numerous junctures in recent weeks and especially over the past 10 days, Trump has referred to what it would mean if he lost, pre-blamed certain things for his potential loss, and expressed apoplexy that he could be losing to this particular opponent, Joe Biden," Blake writes.
Blake cites numerous comments from Trump where he speculates about scenarios where he loses.
Early returns in Florida show the electorate is skewing younger than in 2016
The preliminary returns in Florida show that the electorate is skewing much younger than four years ago when President Donald Trump ran against former Sec. Hillary Clinton.
"In ballots returned before in-person voting opened on Monday, Florida voters under 65 years old accounted for about half the ballots cast, marking a 12-point uptick in their share of the early vote compared to this time in 2016," CNN.com reported.
Previously, the share of the Florida electorate that is over 65 was as much as 64 percent. Now, they're just 52 percent. Older voters should be the ones voting by mail and voting early given the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic. But it appears that younger people are the ones turning out instead.