Make no mistake, a Donald Trump presidency would be a disaster for our country. So we thought it would be good to jog everyone’s memories on just how bad Trump is on the economy.
Here are 10 things you should remember:
1. Trump buys his steel from China.
Trump talks a big game on creating good manufacturing jobs in the United States, but his business practices say otherwise. A recent Newsweek study shows Trump purchased steel from Chinese manufacturers rather than from U.S. producers, in at least two of his three recent construction projects.
2. Trump manufactures his own products overseas.
His clothing line is manufactured in Bangladesh, China and other low-wage countries. A far cry from “Made in the U.S.A.”
3. Trump’s economic advisers got rich off the backs of working people.
Seven of the 13 white men on Donald Trump’s economic team are hedge fund managers or Wall Street bankers who made billions off of the housing crisis and by taking advantage of bankruptcies and/or investing in companies that price-gauge lifesaving medicines, and putting workers’ safety at risk. Trump’s advisers are focused on maximizing short-term profits for themselves, at times at the expense of the health and well-being of working people. They have shown no interest in developing stable jobs for working people.
4. Trump refuses to recognize a union election at his own hotel.
For someone who boasts he has a great relationship with union members and working people, he sure has a strange way of showing it. Some 500 working people at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas voted for a union last December, and Trump has yet to acknowledge the union or come to the negotiating table. Watch Celia’s story below:
5. Trump doesn’t pay his bills and stiffs working people.
Atlantic City, New Jersey, was decimated by Trump’s bad business deals. Small family-owned businesses took a huge hit and many went under when he refused to pay his bills. Hundreds of people share the same stories about Trump not paying them. Watch Marty’s story below:
6. Trump doesn’t pay his taxes.
As if stiffing hardworking people wasn’t enough, it also was recently revealed that Trump hasn’t paid his fair share of taxes to run the country he supposedly wants to make “great again.” Does Trump owe you money?
7. Trump crosses picket lines.
Another example of Trump’s blatant disregard for the struggles of working people trying to make better lives is when he crossed a Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) picket line. Read Dan Mahoney’s story of how it felt.
8. Trump only builds with union labor when he has to.
The Electrical Workers (IBEW) union recently did an investigation and found that Trump only hired its members when he was in union-dense areas. Otherwise? He chose to build nonunion.
9. Trump has declared A LOT of bankruptcies.
So many, in fact, that a CNN Money article pointed out that “no major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump’s casino empire in the last 30 years.”
10. Even his own economic advisers admit he’s probably a fraud.
Don’t take it from us, hear it straight from one of Trump’s own advisers: