CLEVELAND — Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit today to the Buckeye State, the Ohio Democratic Party held a virtual roundtable with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin and United Steelworkers Local 979 President Dan Boone to highlight the president’s failed policies and broken promises to working Ohioans.
We’re talking with Congresswoman @Marcy_Kaptur, Councilman Blaine @GriffWard6Cle and United @steelworkers Local 979 President Dan Boone ahead of @realDonaldTrump‘s visit to Ohio today — talking about #TrumpsBrokenPromises to Ohio workers! pic.twitter.com/58ELTYpUMF
— Ohio Dems (@OHDems) August 6, 2020
From Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur:
“Donald Trump kicked off his 2020 campaign in my hometown of Toledo back in January. He came, and he left. And he gave us nothing.”
“He’s coming for the press to cover him for a photo op … he’s going to deal with his wealthy friends that he rewarded so highly in the tax bill that has harmed the middle class in our country. Now, here’s a few things that he’s not doing. He’s not putting America first, and he’s certainly not helping Ohio.”
“This is a serious time for Ohio. I support Joe Biden so strongly because he has the experience and the good measure to help lead our country forward domestically and internationally.”
From Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin:
“We’re dealing with two pandemics right now. We’re dealing with the pandemic of COVID-19 and also the pandemic of racism that has been age-old. That’s why we’ve seen so much tension, that’s why we’re seeing the wave of disruption that we’re seeing across the nation.
“Because quite frankly, there’s been no leadership coming from the White House, no accountability, and quite frankly, I would tell you that this year, we don’t just need to focus on his moral depravity and his immoral behavior. We need to focus more on trying to make sure we connect with workers and everyday people.”
From United Steelworkers Local 979 President Dan Boone:
“The president promised to do this big infrastructure package. It would revitalize the steel industry, and we’re gonna make it in America, and we’re still waiting for that to happen.”
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FAST FACTS ON OHIO’S ECONOMY:
From January 2019 to January 2020 — even before the coronavirus crisis hit and decimated the economy — Ohio lost 12,500 jobs, including 6,000 jobs in manufacturing.
Donald Trump’s constant attacks on the Affordable Care Act have taken a toll on the Buckeye State, as Ohio was one of eight states that saw its uninsured rate jump in 2018.