Trump Failing Ohioans As Factory After Factory Closes

Trump’s Vanity Project Could Take Away $112M in Ohio Military Construction Projects

COLUMBUS — Donald Trump’s chest-thumping speech yesterday at the Lima Army Tank Plant — where he bragged he had “kept this place open” — can’t divert attention from all of the Ohio factories Trump has failed to keep open and the Ohio military construction projects that could be cancelled because of his unconstitutional national emergency declaration.

“Donald Trump’s infantile outbursts and disgusting attacks on the working people of Ohio are a pathetic attempt to distract from the simple fact that he is failing to do what he promised — bring back jobs,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Factories like GM Lordstown are closing all over Ohio, leading to thousands of jobs lost. Meanwhile, Trump’s vanity project could mean the loss of more than $100 million in military construction projects, including the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. We need a president who is focused on saving Ohio jobs, not Tweeting childish rants or throwing tantrums to stroke his own ego.”

In addition to the now-shuttered General Motors plant in Lordstown, which has lost more than 5,000 jobs since his inauguration, here are other Ohio places Trump has failed to keep open over the past three months:

Trump said that GM Lordstown closing “doesn’t really matter” because “Ohio’s going to replace those jobs like in two minutes.”

Manufacturing Works estimates that GM Lordstown’s closing could lead to the loss of more than 40,000 jobs in Ohio and throughout the Midwest.