Joy Reid: Trump already screwing over white working class

Posted by | December 10, 2016 08:01 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Opinion Politics

Let’s hope they begin to realize how they vote against their own best interests.

You voted for Donald Trump, thinking that he was on your side; that he will save your jobs and your way of life, whatever you imagine that is. Well, you got played.

Over the course of his decades in business, Donald Trump has never given a damn about people like you. When he tore down the old Bonwit Teller building—where my Jamaican godmother was one of the few black women allowed to work as a cashier in the 1960s (her big claim to fame was meeting Troy Donahue)—to build Trump Tower, Trump used undocumented white laborers, mostly Polish, to do it. When his company forced them to work in deplorable, dangerous conditions and even failed to pay them the meager wages they were promised and they complained, Trump threatened to have them deported.

Trump built Trump Tower using mob concrete, not Bethlehem steel. In fact, he has rarely used American steel in the few buildings he’s actually built; opting for Chinese steel instead. That includes two of his last three projects: the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas and the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago…

Now, your supposed hero of the working class, the “blue collar billionaire” who you insisted both during the campaign and afterward heard you, understood you, spoke to you, and cared about you, is attacking one of you. Trump used his Twitter account this week to savage United Steelworkers 1999 of Indiana and its president, Chuck Jones, an ordinary working man who dared to tell the truth about the phony Carrier deal that the media shamefully allowed Trump to ride to glowing headlines and boosted poll numbers…

Many of you voted based on the fiction that Hillary Clinton was going to take your guns—the way Barack Obama sent fleets of black helicopters to take them, right? Just pause for a moment to think about how ridiculous that sounds; sending who, the military, door to door to collect your silly firearms? Wake up, people. That idea is as foolish as the notion that before Nov. 9 you weren’t allowed to say “Merry Christmas.”
So Merry Christmas, Trump voters. Your guns are safe. They always were. Instead, while Trump is entertaining you by hiring white generals named “Mad Dog” to make you feel powerful again, the Republicans in Congress fully intend to take away every program that saved your parents and grandparents from the Great Depression…

So good luck, Trump voters. I hope at some point you realize what’s happening and fight back. Your choices, unfortunately, do affect us all, and they will until we wake up and junk the Electoral College, which puts rural states’ zeal for Christian rule ahead of blue states’ desire for good government.

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By: Alan

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5 responses to Joy Reid: Trump already screwing over white working class

  1. Larry Schmitt December 10th, 2016 at 09:06

    I wish it were as simple as “you made your bed, now lie in it.” But because those morons who voted for trump didn’t believe him when he repeatedly told them who and what he was, we all have to suffer through this. Unless the sh*t gets piled so high that even our idiot do-nothing congress can’t ignore it, and starts impeachment proceedings. The question is, how much damage can he do before that happens? Thanks, Stein and Johnson voters, and non-voters, and all you women and people of color who voted for this cretin.

    • Lyndia December 10th, 2016 at 19:00

      I’m African American and I do not consider myself as “a person of color,” however, I did not vote for trump. What you should be thanking is, the electoral college for this mess. Hillary, (as you know) got more votes than donald. (and this is a MESS.)

      • Larry Schmitt December 10th, 2016 at 19:17

        There’s no point in complaining about the EC, that’s the law as it exists. If enough people in MI, WI and PA had voted for Hillary, he wouldn’t be packing the Klown Kabinet right now.

  2. Buford2k11 December 10th, 2016 at 09:45

    trump is an Illegitimate president elect…

  3. amersham1046 December 10th, 2016 at 19:03

    anything negative happen over the next 4 years the trumpites will blame both Obama and Hillary

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