Quantcast
Connect with us

Regretful Trump voters feel betrayed after factory closure: ‘Maybe he’s not such a good businessman’

Published

on

President Donald J. Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews Air Force Base Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Maryland, en route Ohio. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Some voters in northeastern Ohio regret backing President Donald Trump four years ago, and don’t plan on repeating their mistake on Nov. 3.

Trump assured voters he would restore the strength of American manufacturing, and he promised to bring back jobs sent overseas by U.S. corporations — but neither of those things has happened, reported The Guardian.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Maybe he’s not such a good businessman,” said Trisha Amato, who manages the “transition center” for the General Motors plant in Lordstown that put 1,700 employees out of work since November 2018. “He doesn’t understand where the blue-collar workers are coming from. I don’t think any of the big politicians understand that. Trump, especially, doesn’t understand what it is to struggle.”

Amato backed the president in 2016, but she and other Trump-backing workers who lost their jobs at the plant are “angry” that he broke the promises he made in his campaign and during a July 2017 speech at the since-closed plant.

“After he was elected, he really opened his mouth,” Amato said. “He started tweeting and saying things that I feel are crazy. He doesn’t know when to stop.”

“I feel like I’m living in a reality TV show,” she added. “Trump, he’s a clown.”

Amato was already moving away from Trump when he attacked her local union head, Dave Green, in a March 2019 tweet, and she’s probably going to vote for Joe Biden after watching the president mishandle the coronavirus despite her reservations about the Democrat’s age.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I’m leaning in that direction,” Amato said. “These guys who are in their 70s are just so out of touch with a whole different generation. I’d back Mayor Pete [Buttigieg] in a heartbeat.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Outcasts and cranks’: Analyst describes Trump’s final days as being similar to his first

Published

on

Washington Post reporter Philip Bump wrote in a Tuesday analysis that President Donald Trump is essentially ending his presidency the way it began, surrounded by "outcasts and cranks."

Trump's top lawyer Rudy Giuliani has spent the past several weeks filing lawsuits all over the country in an attempt to take back the 2020 election from President-elect Joe Biden. It's fitting as Politico Magazine asked in Sept. 2016 "Is Rudy Giuliani Losing His Mind?" Now, Giuliani is now begging for a pardon, assuming that he will be investigated for potential crimes he committed for Trump over the past four years.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Raging’ Trump is ignoring his presidential duties as he obsesses over election grievances: reporter

Published

on

Speaking on MSNBC this Tuesday, Washington Post reporter Phil Rucker discussed a report detailing President Trump's "mad King George" rants inside the White House insisting that he won the 2020 election.

According to Rucker, Trump has "largely abdicated the responsibilities of being the president" thanks to his intense focus on his grievances over the election, especially against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who he's incorporated into his voter fraud conspiracy theories.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Wisconsin teacher labeled a ‘rogue’ instructor by community just for talking about Black Lives Matter in class

Published

on

A teacher in the town of Burlington, Wisconsin sparked a massive backlash earlier this year when she talked with her fourth-grade students about the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that teacher Melissa Statz at the start of the school year decided to talk with her students about Black Lives Matter after hearing students ask questions about violence that erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin after a police shooting left local Black resident Jacob Blake paralyzed.

Continue Reading