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Ohio Dem shreds Trump’s ‘insane’ manufacturing plans: ‘He wants to get back to the horse and buggy’

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Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) ripped into Donald TRump’s economic policies saying that they are devastating his constituents who work in the manufacturing sector in northeast Ohio.

Addressing the recently announced auto plant closures, Ryan complained to MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski that Trump’s tariffs and erratic intrusions while trying to figure out how to handle the U.S. economy are “insane.”

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“Let me just say it’s brutal for a community like ours,” the Ohio Democrat explained. “We lost, you know, tens of thousands of steel jobs and now we’re losing General Motors. We used to be able to say, at least we have General Motors — now we’re losing that.”

“You’ve got to keep northeast Ohio in mind, they play by the rules, go to their little league and churches, they do everything right,” the exasperated Ryan continued.

Saying the Trump’s economic advisers are trying to take America back to the “horse and buggy” era, Ryan slammed them for turning their backs on workers.

“Where’s the social contract between the workers and the government?” he asked. “There’s always the hammer, they’re going to lose their pensions and jobs. I mean how much longer are we going to do this to where the worker don’t matter? I hope this is a real wakeup call for us to say workers — white, brown, black, gay, straight — working-class people have got to come together because it’s becoming impossible for them to keep their noses above water.”

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Trump turns bizarre handwritten notes into all-caps Twitter rage spasm: ‘I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO!’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday wrote down his impeachment inquiry talking points in sharpie marker.

While leaving the White House for a visit to Texas, Trump read his notes to reporters, but refused to take questions.

During the flight, Trump then tweeted out his notes to his 66.9 million Twitter followers.

https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1197200696044654593

....”I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NOTHING! I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO! TELL PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO THE RIGHT THING!” Later, Ambassador Sondland said that I told him, “Good, go tell the truth!” This Witch Hunt must end NOW. So bad for our Country!

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John Dean says Gordon Sondland just had his ‘John Dean moment’ by flipping on Trump: ‘The truth has come out’

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Former White House aide John Dean on Wednesday compared his testimony against President Richard Nixon to the testimony of European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

"This has been called by some commentators a John Dean moment," CNN host Jake Tapper noted during a break in the testimony. "And there is no person I can think of who is better qualified to weigh in on that than John Dean."

"Is he the John Dean of this impeachment inquiry?" Tapper wondered.

"His statement certainly caught the Republicans off guard," Dean replied. "They didn't pick away -- just a few little picky points."

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‘The worst day with the most damning evidence’: CNN’s Tapper explains how Sondland was very bad for Trump

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European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony before the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry on Wednesday generated several startling revelations, including confirmation of an explicit quid-pro-quo deal involving investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden.

CNN's Jake Tapper described Sondland's testimony as "a monumental and historic moment on what may turn out to be the worst day with the most damning evidence for President Trump in the impeachment inquiry."

He then laid out all the ways that Sondland has been very bad news for the president.

"Sondland directly implicated the president in directing the operation to pressure Ukraine," Tapper explained. "Sondland is testifying that there very clearly was a quid pro quo -- this was for a White House visit for the Ukrainians in exchange for an announcement about an investigation into the company Burisma and the Bidens. Now, Sondland later said it became clear to him that the quid pro quo also, he presumed, was tied to the holdup of hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid that Ukraine desperately needed."

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