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Trump’s comments hurt working people

DEAR EDITOR:

Donald Trump ripped off his contractors and workers when he was running casinos, and now he’s hurting Ohio workers because his feelings got hurt.

Trump’s tweet about Goodyear, calling for a boycott of a company that has been in business for more than 100 years and employs thousands of workers here in Ohio, is an attack on workers.

Maybe you’re thinking, well, I’m glad it was Goodyear and not Alcoa or my employer.

That’s the problem, though. The next time it could be Alcoa or Vallourec Star or Mercy Health. It could be Procter and Gamble; it could be Jeep; it could be Cooper Tire; it could be Sherwin Williams. Somewhere, somebody could make up a story on the internet about one of these companies, and Trump would see somebody tweet about it and boom, a company is struggling and workers are laid off because of a boycott incited by the president of the United States.

The point is this: Donald Trump doesn’t care. He said it didn’t really matter when General Motors closed its plant in Lordstown and thousands of jobs were lost. He doesn’t think it would matter if Goodyear workers lost their jobs because they would be able to find new jobs.

More than 1.5 million Ohioans have filed for unemployment since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and Trump keeps tweeting away and hurting working people.

KAREN ZEHR

Warren

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