More praise for Trump’s tariffs from Leo Gerard, the United Steelworkers’ union president, who told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that Trump did what the union had been trying to get Democrats to do for the last 30 years.
As more the U.S. steel industry continues to react positively to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum by hiring American workers and re-opening plants, the president of the United Steelworkers, Leo Gerard, went on MSNBC to discuss the tariffs and the political implications with host Chuck Todd.
via RealClearPolitics.com, “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.'”
Gerard said Trump was able to “see the steelworker agenda” and “he’s going to have a major impact on our members” with what he has done.
“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 Todd.
Gerard said Trump is finally “going to help us get a level playing field” after 20 years of promises from Democratic and Republican presidents. While unions are notoriously large supporters of Democrats, Gerard said Trump’s administration has recognized that if the next 20 years are like the last 20 years then “we have a national security problem.” Gerard made it clear his union will work with the administration to prioritize U.S.-made steel.
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