Mr. Trump and First Lady Melania made a visit to Pittsburgh on Tuesday despite the fact that many government officials and families of the victims did not want him there, and somehow later made the visit all about him talking about how warmly he was greeted. On Wednesday, he was back at the White House with his daughter Ivanka touting the U.S. economy.
According to CBS News:
‘President Trump is hosting an “Our Pledge to America’s Workers” event Wednesday afternoon in the White House, as he continues to tout economic gains under his leadership heading into the midterm elections.’
Mr. Trump, Ivanka, and Larry Kudlow attended the “Our Pledge to America’s Workers” event hosted by the White House on Wednesday. In an effort to get more GOP votes, Trump told business executives that they “will lose a lot of money” if Republicans don’t do so well in the midterms.
Trump recently signed an executive order establishing the President’s National Council for the American Worker and the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. According to the White House, more than 160 companies have pledged to create nearly 6.4 million new career opportunities for Americans since that executive action.
Trump launched off into spouting more fake news as he compared the U.S. to other countries, saying:
‘We are cheerleaders. Nobody’s hot like we are.’
Trump then claimed that the U.S. has a “lot” of debt and will start paying it down. CBS reported:
‘Trump daughter and top aide and Larry Kudlow, the president’s top economic adviser, joined him in touting the administration’s workforce development initiatives. The president has often dispatched his elder daughter to various workforce development events around the country.’
What has gained most attention lately is immigration, and Mr. Trump said on Tuesday that he plans to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. Trump also just sent more troops to the southern border in anticipation of a caravan of migrants who are expected to arrive in about a month.
On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan insisted that the president cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order. Trump insanely shot back at Ryan saying:
‘Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about!” the president tweeted. “Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!”‘
It would make sense if Mr. Trump pledged affordable healthcare and good wages to America’s workers, many of whom are struggling to get by on a daily basis. His recent trade war with China, Canada, and Mexico has done nothing to help the economy but instead it is about to increase the cost of products that working people shop for regularly, and it is eliminating manufacturing jobs.
At the end of June, NPR reported:
‘Kotok says businesses are delaying investments already amid the uncertainty, and that slows growth. He is not predicting recession yet. But if the trade fight grows into a full-blown trade war, he says that definitely could drive the country into recession.’
One could predict that Trump’s pledge to America’s workers is empty.
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