Union President Drops Trump Bombshell… Democrats’ Worst Fears Are Coming True


Unions have been seen as the foundation of
Democrat election victories for decades. The loyalty of those workers to vote blue has
been taken for granted by liberal politicians since at least the 1960’s… but that could
now be changing. Donald Trump’s tariff proposals have generated
serious controversy, with some critics calling them “protectionism.” The economic soundness
of the president’s plan is still up for debate, but as a political move it might have
been genius. A major union has just revealed that they’re
warming to Trump, and their traditionally blue votes could be switching to red very
soon. During a Thursday interview with the decidedly
anti-Trump MSNBC network, the president of United Steelworkers had shockingly positive
words to say about Trump and his tariff plan. “Gerard praised Trump for making it clear
he is going to ‘tackle trade deficits’ which he called a ‘wealth transfer’ because
they are ‘taking good jobs away,’” reported Real Clear Politics. “It’s going to make it very hard for our
members to ignore what he just did and what makes me sad is we’ve been trying to get
Democrats to this for more than 30 years,” Gerard told MSNBC host Chuck Todd. That statement could be huge: United Steelworkers
is the largest industrial labor union in the entire country, with close to a million members.
The union also has close connections to other groups, including AFL-CIO, a powerful lobbying
and voting bloc. It’s worth noting that not only did the
president of one of America’s largest unions essentially endorse Trump, but he also slammed
Democrats for their failed promises in the same breath. “The president has made it really clear
that he’s going to tackle the trade deficits,” Gerard explained. “It is unacceptable that
America would have an $800 billion trade deficit but when you subtract services, roughly $600
billion annual trade deficit.” Gerard almost seemed to be repeating Trump’s
own talking points. “That’s a wealth transfer and you can’t argue that those trade deficits
are creating good jobs,” he stated. “Those trade deficits are taking good jobs away.” The union boss again slammed Democrats — something
that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago — and again voiced his trust in
Trump. “All we’re asking for is a level playing
field and with the president has done is send a signal that he’s going to help us get
a level playing field,” Gerard said. “And we gave the Republicans and we gave
the Democrats — we’ve given every government since before Clinton hope that they would
do something.” Those words echoed a similar sentiment from
another voter group that has traditionally gone Democrat: Immigration advocates. Just
yesterday, we reported that Dreamers are starting to call out the left for years of promises
and no progress. Sound familiar? While the media is busy slamming President
Trump and calling his supporters crazy, actual Americans are seeing the positives from his
first year in office. They’re receiving bonuses and promotions from the tax cut, and
signs of an optimistic economy that is ready to explode. The jury is still out on Trump’s specific
tariff plans, but one thing is certain: Democrats may be in for a surprise in the 2018 and 2020
elections.

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