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Pro-Trump GM workers blame ‘corporate greed’ for job losses and ‘don’t want to hear’ facts about factory’s failure

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Trumbull County, Ohio went all-in on Trumpism.

The northeast Ohio county that is home to the Lordstown GM factory was historically a Democratic party stronghold, before swinging 30 points to support Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

GM workers are not angry with Trump, who promised to not only maintain but expand auto-manufacturing jobs, but at the company that is laying off 15 percent of its workforce and closing the Lordstown plant.

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CNN dispatched Cristina Alesci to the plant in the village of Lordstown, where she reported “anger, confusion and shock” among the workforce.

“This is a big blow to the local economy and everyone we spoke to from the mayor to the small business owners to the union leaders it’s not just about the 1,500 jobs possibly impacted here but about the ripple effect,” she said.

Schools are set to lose funding and small businesses are set to lose customers, she said.

Alesci said there was “a real sense of frustration and confusion” among the villagers.

“GM is using this word ‘unallocated’ and people here don’t know what that means,” she said.

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The root of the problem is that the Chevy Cruze, which was produced at the plant, is not selling and is being discontinued.

“It’s not just that the Cruze wasn’t selling, right?” anchor Poppy Harlow asked. “Some of this has to do with the president’s tariffs. He says it’s not the tariffs, but GM warned otherwise back this summer.”

Alesci said that the workers were not interested in hearing about the global ramifications of steel and aluminum tariffs, plus the possibility of a trade war.

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“There’s a lot of talk of corporate greed,” Alesci said. “So far the locals we’ve talked to are reserving judgement on whether Trump could have done something, whether he could have intervened and prevented it, whether his policies could have helped. They aren’t making that judgement right now. Most of the anger is directed at GM, a lot of talk about corporate greed and language like that.”

Harlow also asked Alesci whether the workers understood that the corporation was in dire straits with rapidly changing consumer demand.

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“Do they also see that GM here is looking at the future, and looking at a future of autonomous vehicles and they’re looking at increased global competition and electric vehicles and saying, we have to make some painful changes?”

“No, the community doesn’t really want to hear that right now,” Alesci said.

Watch the segments below.

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WATCH: Doctor laughs at Trump’s bizarre boast about passing a cognitive test

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Arthur Caplan of New York University School of Medicine, who holds seven honorary degrees from colleges and medical schools, couldn't help but chuckle when discussing President Donald Trump's recent comments about passing a cognitive test.

"I actually took one very recently when, you know, the radical left was saying, 'Is he all there? Is he all there?' I proved I was all there, because I aced it,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night. “I aced the test... I took it at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors and they were very surprised. They said, ‘That’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anyone do what you just did.'"

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Trump’s New Hampshire rally is an act of ‘biological warfare’: Portsmouth police commissioner

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President Donald Trump's planned rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has been postponed -- and one public official in the city says that holding it would have been an act of "biological warfare."

Appearing on CNN with host Kate Bolduan, Portsmouth Police Commissioner Stefany Shaheen outlined her concerns about having a large crowd of rowdy Trump supporters gathered into a tight space this weekend.

"I definitely took notice when you called the rally that is set for tomorrow as 'biological warfare,'" Bolduan said. "What is your biggest concern with the president holding a rally in your city tomorrow?"

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‘I hear from psychiatrists weekly’ who warn about the president’s ‘mental incapacity’: Trump biographer

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Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio told CNN on Friday that he's been in regular contact with professional psychiatrists who believe President Donald Trump lacks the mental capabilities to handle his job.

During a panel discussion about the president's mental health, D'Antonio spilled the beans about what some experts are telling him they see in the president's behavior and speech patterns.

"I hear from psychiatrists on a weekly basis about a different measure of the president, and that's whether he suffers from mental incapacity," D'Antonio explained. "That's a very different category and goes to whether he can perform his job."

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