Trump Cruelly Claims Closing Of Lordstown Plant ‘Doesn’t Really Matter’

COLUMBUS — Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper released the following statement today following remarks from President Donald Trump that if GM moves forward with closing its plant in Lordstown, “It doesn’t really matter because Ohio is, under my leadership from a national standpoint, Ohio’s going to replace those jobs like in two minutes.

“President Trump’s dismissal of the devastating impact this plant closure would have on the lives of thousands of Ohioans, their families and their communities is heartless and disturbing. The hard-working people of Lordstown and the Mahoning Valley deserve leaders who will fight for them at their time of need, not minimize their hardships. Beyond the Valley itself, the closing of GM Lordstown would be a disaster for all of northeast Ohio, with ripple effects on many other businesses, communities and families.”