“America First” was the cornerstone of President Trump’s campaign, and remains at the core of his trade policy today. Unfortunately, not all of the president’s closest advisors support America First principles, and are even working to actively undermine them.
Gary Cohn, the current Director of the National Economic Council and former Goldman Sachs banker, is chief among these individuals.
Leading up to the July 2017 G-20 summit, Cohn reportedly pushed Trump to refrain from placing tariffs on steel and other goods, a position directly at odds with Trump’s America First agenda. “I think the president is pretty clear on what he wants. It’s the staff that is on different pages,” one senior administration aide told Politico.
As recently as Tuesday, Trump reaffirmed his position on implementing tariffs in key areas to lawmakers at the White House.
“They are dumping and destroying our industries,” Trump stated, adding that, “You may have a higher price, but you have jobs.” The president also cited national defense as a key reason for want to implement tariffs.
“I want to keep prices down, but I also want to make sure that we have a steel industry and an aluminum industry, and we do need that for national defense,” Trump proclaimed.
Cohn’s assessment of the coal industry represents another battlefield where he and the president differ. During the 2016 presidential race, Trump repeatedly expressed he wished to save the industry.
In a May 2016 speech, Trump reaffirmed coal miners crushed by burdensome regulations, stating, “For those miners, get ready because you’re going to be working you’re asses off.” Trump even bolstered clean coal technology in February by including a tax credit for carbon capture projects.
However, in May 2017, Cohn painted an entirely different picture of the coal industry, reportedly stating, “Coal doesn’t even make that much sense anymore as a feedstock,” while aboard Air Force One.
Cohn’s view on coal stands in stark contrast to the president’s America First agenda, and even prompted false speculation of a shift in Trump’s energy and environmental policies, effectively undermining him in the press.
Not only has Cohn routinely undermined the president’s policies—he’s also been directly insubordinate, criticizing the president’s reaction to the Charlottesville controversy and allegedly faking bad reception to end a phone call with Trump during tax reform negotiations.
Moreover, Cohn is a registered Democrat, and clearly can’t identify with American workers. On almost all of the president’s major trade policy decisions, such as washing machine and steel tariffs and NAFTA negotiations. In fact, Cohn blocked two separate attempts to withdraw from NAFTA.
Now is the time for President Trump to stand up to the global elitists and keep his America First promise. He should continue to implement trade policies that protect American workers and corporations, consistent with his America First agenda.
By standing with the millions of hard working Americans that voted him into office, the president can bring about real change and Make America Great Again.
SUCKERS: Unions That Endorsed Biden for President are Already Having Serious Buyer’s Remorse
What were they thinking endorsing Biden?
Certain unions that endorsed President-imposed Joe Biden prior to his military installation in the White House on Jan. 20 are already having major buyer’s remorse over the Democrat figurehead’s job killing policies.
One of Biden’s policies that has killed jobs is ending the Keystone XL pipeline. This is expected to kill at least 10,000 union jobs, as President Trump’s “America First” agenda is abruptly reversed.
It is estimated that 42,000 union jobs may be eliminated because of Biden’s order.
Biden cancelled the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Just a stroke of the pen for Joe but now 42,000 union jobs are gone, American independence on oil is gone and we are back to depending on foreign nations. Im looking at every Republican “do-gooder” right now.
— Ray Denaro (@RayDenaro) January 21, 2021
The unions are not happy with this immediate betrayal from a Biden administration that had claimed on the campaign trail they were going to build the nation back better.
“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1,” Mark McManus, the president of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters, said in a statement Thursday.
“Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction,” he added.
However, McManus only has himself to blame for these policies with his union backing Biden last year. They sold their country out and now they’re paying the price for their own lack of foresight and patriotism.
We don't sit on the sidelines at the UA. That's why we're endorsing @JoeBiden.
On infrastructure, energy, retirement security, and union rights, Joe will make sure UA members have a seat at the table – and he'll help us win more work with good wages and benefits. pic.twitter.com/Up9VymMrO4
— United Association (@UAPipeTrades) August 17, 2020
Big League Politics reported on Biden’s hostility to the working man on the campaign trail, as he represented foreign interests and the corporate elite with his candidacy:
Today while campaign in a new auto plant in Michigan Joe Biden was met with some criticism concerning his stance on the Second Amendment from one of the local auto union worker.
The unnamed auto worker told the former Vice President and current delegate leader to be the Democrat nominee, “you are actively trying to end our Second Amendment right”, to which Biden responded “You’re full of sh*t”.
After Biden told the union worker that he was “full of sh*t” a female campaign staff member tried to move the former Vice President along, but was met with “no, shhhh, shhh”.
Biden then went on to point his finger in the face of the auto worker telling him that he doesn’t need to own a “AR-14” and that he will slap the auto worker.
The auto worker’s concern over Biden’s Second Amendment policy may be based on Biden’s announcement on March 4th where he said that anti-gun and failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke “will be the one who leads” his gun-control effort.
The union bosses took the Democrat blood money and sold their workers out. Union corruption is a big reason why so many American jobs have been sent off shore over the past several decades.
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