The president rode into office promising to be the champion of the American working class, but he’s quickly proven himself to be anything but that.
Even still, that didn’t stop Trump from posting a message on Twitter on Labor Day trumpeting the importance of the American worker.
‘We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel. Happy Labor Day!’
Trump has worked on an array of projects meant in theory to boost the American worker — but he’s simultaneously undercut the position of the American working class to the point that it’s become clear that he’s only interested in American workers’ money-making potential.
It’s not as though he is deeply committed to poor Americans’ well being. There are plenty of other options for boosting the fortunes of disadvantaged Americans besides trying to spark trade wars with Canada and Mexico while threatening to pull out of NAFTA, which has not in of itself forced a large number of jobs out of the United States, no matter what the president would like to claim to the contrary.
Besides these concerns, the president has infamously worked to strip health care from tens of millions of low-income Americans in the name of saving insurance companies money — and yet he pretends to stick up for the average worker? Seriously?
Check out Twitter’s reaction to the president’s Labor Day message below.
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