You know how Trump says he will “make America great again?” Well, that’s not the case. What he means is he will continue helping China destroy America, as long as it keeps him rich.
In yet another example of how Trump has screwed over American workers in order to enrich himself and his own family, Newsweek has revealed that Trump purchased steel and other metals from China to use in the construction of his buildings instead of buying it from American companies.
Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald did an in-depth investigation where he found the following:
A Newsweek investigation has found that in at least two of Trump’s last three construction projects, Trump opted to purchase his steel and aluminum from Chinese manufacturers rather than United States corporations based in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. In other instances, he abandoned steel altogether, instead choosing the far-less-expensive option of buying concrete from various companies, including some linked to the Luchese and Genovese crime families. Trump has never been accused of engaging in any wrongdoing for his business dealings with those companies, but it’s true that the Mafia has long controlled much of the concrete industry in New York.
Did you catch this? “…including some linked to the Luchese and Genovese crime families.” That’s the mafia folks.
Another recent Trump building that has used metal from China is Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, which opened in 2009. For that project, Trump obtained loans from Deutsche Bank and three hedge funds that in turn used financing from George Soros, the business magnate who is the subject of many conservative conspiracy theories and is portrayed as a threat to the Republican Party.
The building required tons of aluminum and Trump elected not to purchase the metal from Alcoa or any other similar American producer, but instead turn to a subsidiary of a Chinese aluminum manufacturer. Because American businesses have been turning to cheaper aluminum from overseas, the industry is collapsing. For example, in just the last two years, more than half of the country’s aluminum smelters in states like Ohio, West Virginia and Texas have closed as a result of being undercut on price by competition from overseas.
So Trump is partly responsible for the problems in the steel industry, since he is trying to save money by buying overseas. A true hypocrite. But of course, his supporters will only praise him, saying he is a brilliant businessman (one who lost nearly a billion dollars in just one year).
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