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Trump attacks union leader on Labor Day [Trumka]
Associated Press ^ | Sep. 03, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

Posted on 09/03/2018 8:15:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai

President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” […]

Asked about the low unemployment rate and economic growth, Trumka said “those are good, but wages have been down since the first of the year. Gas prices have been up since the first of the year. So, overall, workers aren’t doing as well.”

On Monday, Trump touted the economy, saying “Our country is doing better than ever before with unemployment setting record lows.” He added, “The Worker in America is doing better than ever before. Celebrate Labor Day!” …

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; aflcio; dissociatedpress; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; election2018; election2020; fakenews; incometaxes; laborday; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; richardtrumka; smearmachine; taxcutsandjobsact; taxreform; tcja; tds; trumka; trump
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1 posted on 09/03/2018 8:15:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Hey Unions — if you are concerned about American worker’s wages why do you support illegal alien workers?


2 posted on 09/03/2018 8:17:34 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Olog-hai

Trumka was an ungrateful idiot. He was more concerned about Canadian workers than American workers.


3 posted on 09/03/2018 8:20:06 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jeffersons)
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To: Olog-hai

This is why presstitutes have such a Bad name and nobody believes or trusts them, the title should be along the lines of:

Trump fights back against Union Boss attack.

Union Boss attacks Trump, Trump fights back


4 posted on 09/03/2018 8:21:59 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Olog-hai

Richard Trumka = LOSING FOR 15 Years and counting.

Don’t change a thing Communist AFL-CIO.


5 posted on 09/03/2018 8:22:26 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (426)
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To: dhs12345

Note Trump didn’t attack unions just the corrupt boss who leads the fraud Democrats care against its membership.

Life for union workers is better under Trump and the members know it.

Hitting back at Trumpka was perfectly executed.


6 posted on 09/03/2018 8:24:14 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Olog-hai

Union extortion does not sell well anymore.....


7 posted on 09/03/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Olog-hai
President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with a -attack- REPLY to a top union leader after -criticism- an attack from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

there fixed it...

8 posted on 09/03/2018 8:26:04 AM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Olog-hai

Every time Trump says something about someone the headline is “Trump Attacks”. But Everytime someone criticizes Trump the headline is “Trump gets slammed by......” That’s what fake news is it is not just the content but is the connotation as well.


9 posted on 09/03/2018 8:26:18 AM PDT by inchworm
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To: Eddie01

Therein lies the problem — the corrupt leadership.


10 posted on 09/03/2018 8:27:25 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Olog-hai

As Rush is often to say, the unions are nothing more than a money laundering operation for the Dems.

I would love to see President Trump make the connection. Do union members actually want to indirectly pay for abortion and illegals?


11 posted on 09/03/2018 8:28:03 AM PDT by twoputt
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To: Olog-hai

Trumka is the worst POS to head up the AFL-CIO in that confederation’s history.

He’s the enemy of the American worker. He supports illegal alien amnesty and job theft? Who the hell ever heard of a union guy pushing that crap?


12 posted on 09/03/2018 8:28:51 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Olog-hai

“Trump defends himself 24 hours after criticism from Union leader.”

This is why the concept of “Fake News” resonates with people.


13 posted on 09/03/2018 8:30:21 AM PDT by StoneRainbow68
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To: Olog-hai

You can bet the Coal and Auto unions endorsed Hillary and would put their workers on the unemployment lines.


14 posted on 09/03/2018 8:30:50 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: McGavin999

The union brass only care about themselves and their democrat partners. They both sacrificed the American worker for their liberal globalist agenda. They are all in a panic right now because president Trump is making inroads with black voters and union voters. Those are two groups the liberals cannot stand to lose.


15 posted on 09/03/2018 8:30:54 AM PDT by Peeps47 (Democrats are as corrupt as they are incompetent)
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To: eyeamok
This is why presstitutes have such a Bad name and nobody believes or trusts them, the title should be along the lines of:

It isn't the title so much as it is that Trump apparently should've waited until after Labor Day to respond to Trumka, as if this day is holy or something.

16 posted on 09/03/2018 8:32:17 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like he is stretching to spin this as bad news.

I don't recall him out whining and complaining during all of those Obama 'new normal' years of stagnation.

It is bad news -- for the Libs/Dems/Union dues.
17 posted on 09/03/2018 8:33:36 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Regulator

Trumka got his start with the United Mine Workers and said jack nothing when Obama decimated the industry.

He has no credibility. Just another dem stooge.


18 posted on 09/03/2018 8:34:34 AM PDT by schaef21
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To: Olog-hai

Like the jojo biden “take ‘em out behind the gym” kind of attack? ;-)


19 posted on 09/03/2018 8:35:39 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Drew68

Trump apparently should’ve waited until after Labor Day to respond to Trumka,

If that was the case the media would have excoriated Trumka for bashing Trump on Labor Day Weekend, but instead they ENCOURAGED him to engage in false and anti American rhetoric in what can only be described as an Illegal In Kind Campaign Contribution to the Democrat Party..


20 posted on 09/03/2018 8:39:07 AM PDT by eyeamok
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