David Green, a United Auto Workers leader who was targeted by President Donald Trump in an angry tweet this week, hit back at the president for breaking his promises for workers.
During a CNN segment about the closing of an Ohio General Motors plant, Green singled out the Republican Party’s 2017 tax law as a major reason for GM’s decision to shut down operations in the area.
“The GOP tax cut gave corporations like GM an incentive to build products outside the state,” he said. “I just wanted him to understand that… the regulations on books aren’t really helping working people, it’s not helping companies that actually employ people.”
He then turned to Trump’s 2016 campaign vows and he said the president has so far come up woefully short.
“A lot of people here voted for him,” he said. “He came here and told folks, ‘Don’t sell your house, those jobs are coming back.’ And we’ve seen job losses.”
The GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio closed two weeks ago, resulting in layoffs of 1,400 auto workers.
Watch the video of Green’s CNN interview below.
‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist
Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.
Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.
"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"
As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.
"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.
CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism
CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.
Texas Republican women think Trump wasn’t being racist — because ‘he didn’t say a color’
On Tuesday, CNN reporter Randi Kaye interviewed a group of eight Texas GOP women about President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four black and brown congresswomen who have criticized him. And they broadly refused to accept that his behavior was racist.
"How many of you don’t think what the president said was racist, raise your hand?" said Kaye, continuing in a voiceover, "These eight Republican women from Dallas don't see anything wrong with President Trump telling four Democratic Congress to go back to where they came from.
"He was saying if they hate America so much because what we’re seeing out of them and hearing out of them, they hate America," said one woman. "If it’s so bad, there's a lot of places they can go."