COLUMBUS — Donald Trump keeps coming to Ohio, and when he’s here, he always makes a lot of wild claims and promises.
And then Trump breaks those promises.
As one former worker at the now-shuttered General Motors factory in Lordstown put it: “He lied. He told everybody it’s all coming back. It’s not. It’s harder and harder to find a job.”
Ahead of Trump’s visit to the Buckeye State tomorrow, here is a list of the top five broken promises he has made to Ohioans:
|Trump’s broken promise on China and Mexico
Columbus, November 2015
|** In 2018, GM announced it was bringing back the Chevrolet Blazer. Instead of building the SUV in America, GM is producing it in Mexico.
** Trump toured an Apple plant in Texas and bragged that the factory had opened on his watch. It didn’t. It opened in 2013 — under President Barack Obama — and despite a massive windfall from Trump’s tax bill, Apple still manufactures iPhones overseas, mainly in China.
|Trump’s broken promise on health care
Akron, August 2016
|** The Ohio Hospital Association said that “fully 25 percent of our hospitals in Ohio would be at risk of closure” if Trump repealed the Affordable Care Act and ended the Medicaid expansion.
**The Economic Policy Institute estimated Ohio could lose out on more than 81,000 jobs because of Trump’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act.
|Trump’s broken promise on manufacturing
Toledo, September 2016
|** Trump’s tax scam actually encourages corporations to outsource jobs.|
|Trump’s broken promise on student debt
Columbus, October 2016
|** The Trump administration has proposed eliminating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.|
|Trump’s broken promise on jobs
Youngstown, July 2017
|** Ohio has lost more than 4,000 jobs since January 2019.|