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Trump Ad Uses Obama-Era Manufacturing Jobs Numbers; Companies Have Outsourced Under Trump

By Chai Karve on September 28, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, a recent Trump campaign ad touts the return of 73,000 manufacturing jobs during Trump’s time in office but references a USA Today article that cites data from 2010-2018, an 8 year period that consists of 6 years of the Obama-Biden administration and only 2 years of Trump. Several of the companies mentioned in the article have actually closed manufacturing plants during President Trump’s time in office and are outsourcing jobs as a direct result of Trump’s trade and economic policies.

Economy

FLASHBACK: Trump Praises Outsourcing

By Chai Karve on September 9, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, President Donald Trump repeatedly defended the practice of outsourcing, or shipping American jobs overseas, during his business career and campaign for president despite claiming to be a champion of American manufacturing opposed to unfair trade deals.

In 2005, Trump wrote a blog for...

Trade | Pennsylvania

Trump’s Trade War is Wreaking Havoc On the Economic Security of Erie County Dairy Farmers

By Cole Driver on July 15, 2019.

In March 2018, dairy farmers in Erie County, Pennsylvania, received an unanticipated notice in the mail. Dean Foods, a local dairy processor in the area, which bought products from over 40 dairy farmers across Pennsylvania, gave farmers a 90-day notice that they would no longer be purchasing their products. 

Two months later, Dean Foods closed its Meadowbrook Dairy, and laid off over 100 employees in favor of shipping their business to a Wal-Mart-owned dairy operation in Indiana.