COLUMBUS — As Donald Trump tries to push false claims about the economy, the Ohio Democratic Party is pushing back, releasing a new video today on the “Trump Recession” — which was officially declared as starting in February, but began much sooner in the Buckeye State, which lost 12,500 jobs last year.
America is in a recession. The Trump Recession.
But Ohio’s economic downturn started years ago. pic.twitter.com/85U7gC2USO
— Ohio Dems (@OHDems) June 12, 2020
“More than 1.3 million Ohioans have filed for unemployment in the last three months, and Donald Trump is desperately trying to take a victory lap,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Trump is hoping no one notices that 2019 was the worst year for jobs in Ohio since the Great Recession, and our state lost thousands of manufacturing jobs last year — long before the coronavirus crisis hit. Farmers are struggling because of Trump’s reckless trade war, and hospitals are closing as Trump continues to attack the Affordable Care Act. Time and time again, Donald Trump has broken his promises, and working Ohioans are paying the price.”
In January, Trump came to Toledo and claimed, “Ohio just had the best year economically in the history of your state.” That was a lie.
The facts are clear that Ohio’s economy has struggled since Trump took office.
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.