Dems speak out against Trump on Labor Day
By Kalea Hall
Cheers and boos of agreement were heard by fairgoers walking past the Mahoning County Democratic Booth on Monday morning.
With Donald Trump supporters holding their anti-Hillary Clinton signs in the crowd, Clinton supporters spoke openly about their feelings on the rogue GOP candidate’s Canfield Fair appearance on Labor Day.
“It’s an insult to anyone in labor, that Donald Trump would come into the Mahoning Valley on Labor Day,” said David Betras, Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman.
Betras was “glad to engage” supporters of the Republican presidential nominee carrying signs reading “ Hillary Clinton for Prison” and “Lock Her Up.”
“We are here to show our support for Donald Trump,” said Mike Young of Berlin Center, who had volunteered all week at the Mahoning County Republican Party booth. “We don’t want to cause any trouble.”
The Democrats focused on what Clinton will do for working people and what they believe Trump has done to hurt them.
Clinton “has introduced a jobs plan to give Americans an opportunity to make a livable wage,” Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni said.
The main speaker of the event, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO took on Trump’s character and his business practices.
“He says he wants to bring jobs to America, but his own products have been manufactured in at least 12 countries outside of America,” Trumka said.”
“He has made his fortune outsourcing jobs. He claims he is for the working people, but everything he has done tells us otherwise.”
The head of the umbrella organization for 56 unions nationwide told the crowd that Clinton’s plan to rewrite the rules of the economy will help working people – not billionaires – win.
“She will make the largest investment in infrastructure,” he said. “She knows when working people make more money, everything grows.”
The press conference took place before Trump arrived at the fair at 3 p.m. Monday to a sea of supporters cheering his name.