From Jobs To Infrastructure To Health Care, Trump’s Broken Promises Are Hurting Hard-working Ohio Families
CINCINNATI — As Donald Trump returns to Cincinnati, Ohio Democrats took him to task Thursday for his record of broken promises as Trump has failed to uphold his pledge to fix the Brent Spence Bridge, failed to protect auto jobs in the Mahoning Valley and failed to protect people with pre-existing conditions.
“Donald Trump has made big promises to the people of Ohio, and he has broken nearly every one,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “From Lordstown to Cincinnati and every point in between, Donald Trump keeps making promises to the people of Ohio. Time and time again, he keeps breaking those promises, and working Ohioans are paying the price.”
“We are tired of hearing the same old promises and not seeing any change. Donald Trump and Steve Chabot will say one thing and go back on it a moment later,” said Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairwoman Gwen McFarlin. “President Trump’s values are not the values of southwest Ohio. President Trump has attacked our American values and our democratic institutions on a consistent basis while Steve Chabot, Brad Wenstrup and Rob Portman defend his actions. They are defending a record of failure and broken promises.”
“As an Air Force combat pilot, I have a proven record of solving tough problems in challenging circumstances,” said congressional candidate Nikki Foster. “For nearly a quarter century, Steve Chabot has been in Washington putting loyalty to his special-interest donors over the people he’s supposed to represent. It’s a rigged system that works for them, not us. All they’ve left us with is one broken promise after another.”
“Donald Trump and Steve Chabot promised to rebuild our infrastructure and improve access to health care, but they never moved on an infrastructure bill and they voted to repeal protections for pre-existing conditions,” said congressional candidate Kate Schroder. “President Trump and Steve Chabot can’t be trusted to fight for Cincinnati. We need leaders with integrity and civility and strong work ethic. It’s time for change.”
- Four days before Election Day 2016, at a campaign rally in Wilmington, Ohio, Trump pledged to fix the Brent Spence Bridge, which he has called “dangerous.”
- The Trump administration ranked the project number two on its list of national transportation priorities.
- When the president came to Cincinnati in 2017 — at an event to talk about infrastructure — he did not even mention the bridge.
- Earlier this year, Trump stormed out of a meeting with congressional Democrats to negotiate a deal on an infrastructure package.
Front row, from left to right, Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairwoman Gwen McFarlin, congressional candidate Kate Schroder, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper and congressional candidate Nikki Foster.