Union Mailers Blast Trump Ahead of Candidate Visits
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio AFL-CIO is getting ahead of the traditional Labor Day start to the presidential campaign (which actually began two years ago) by mailing 90,000 “The Art of the Cheat” pamphlets to voters.
The mailers, the first of a series coming in the weeks ahead, the union says, take Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump to task for “business practices that are completely contradictory to his campaign rhetoric.”
Themes include lawsuits filed against the real estate developer by workers and contractors, Trump-brand products made overseas and his companies’ “numerous bankruptcies.”
Meanwhile, the days leading up to Labor Day will include Vice President Joe Biden addressing autoworkers tomorrow at the United Auto Workers Local 1714 hall at 2121 Salt Springs Road in Lordstown and then at the UAW Local 1005 hall in Parma.
The Trump campaign says Biden’s campaign stops in northeast Ohio show how well the GOP nominee is doing here.
“Hillary Clinton is running scared because Donald Trump’s America First message of job growth is resonating in the Mahoning Valley, and that’s why she’s enlisting Joe Biden to try to bail her out politically,” says Bob Paduchik, director of Trump’s Ohio campaign.
Trump will visit Wilmington, Ohio, Thursday, where nearly 10,000 jobs were lost in 2008 when DHL closed its air-freight operations there. He will also speak at the American Legion national convention in Cincinnati.
On Labor Day Clinton and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine will visit Cleveland to attend a picnic and parade. They are also schedule to join Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade and an event the same day in Hampton, Ill.
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