Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Offensive to Workers

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Offensive to Workers

Article excerpt

As a third-generation Beaver County steel worker who grew up in Monaca and a proud member of the United Steelworkers, I find Donald Trump's hollow promises of reviving America's steel mills offensive and patronizing.

When Mr. Trump had the opportunity to create jobs by using American-made steel in his massive construction projects, including Trump Tower, he thumbed his nose at us and bought cheap, inferior steel made in China.

This man reeks of hypocrisy. Think of Mr. Trump, who cynically calls for building a wall to keep workers out of America, coming to Ambridge to perpetuate his con game. Ambridge derives its name from American Bridge Company, home of the workers who built America's bridges for decades. The symbolism could not be more stark. …

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