Last week, Donald Trump tweeted to his 85 million followers that they should stop buying products made by Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear because of what he viewed as a personal affront.
Goodyear employs 3,300 people in Akron. These are good-paying jobs – many of them union. These are people who take pride in their work, in taking care of their families, in helping to strengthen their communities.
In just one tweet, President Trump put their livelihoods at risk. This comes after spending years making his own Trump-branded products overseas.
How insulting – not only to Goodyear workers, their families, and the State of Ohio, but also to their suppliers and retailers all over the country.
Maya Angelou once said, “When people show you who they are, believe them.”
This is who Donald Trump is. He has made it clear: He doesn’t care about workers and he’s willing to risk American jobs to try to save his own.
He’s not even trying to cover up the fact that he will betray workers to save his own brand anymore. Just like he stopped pretending to care about essential, frontline workers once he learned that those most likely to get sick and die from COVID-19 were Black and brown workers.