Anyone remember AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s scathing Op-Ed in The New York Times?
If not, you can read it in its entirety here, but for those who want the shorter version, here are some key excerpts from Trumka’s piece, which was an effort to explain what compelled him to quit the President’s business council:
Unfortunately, with each passing day, it has become clear that President Trump has no intention of following through on his commitments to working people. More worrisome, his actions and rhetoric threaten to leave America worse off and more divided.
To be clear, the council never lived up to its potential for delivering policies that lift up working families. In fact, we were never called to a single official meeting, even though it comprised some of the world’s top business and labor leaders.
But the only thing the council ever manufactured was letterhead. In the end, it was just another broken promise.
Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Perhaps some of the Trump crowd can regale us with their “alternative” interpretation of that.
Well on Wednesday, Trumka spoke at a newsmaker breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor and the soundbites are hilarious.
The good news for the Steve Bannon fans out there is that Trumka generally agrees that Steve has the best interests of unions in mind when it comes to renegotiating trade deals that are hurting American workers.
The bad news is that Steve is a crazy, bigoted lunatic.
Here’s the quote from Trumka:
The faction that agrees with union leaders on trade turned out to be racist.
Yes, Bannon “turned out to be racist.” Who knew?!
As for the other “faction,” well, you already know the story there. Here’s Trumka again:
The other faction wasn’t racist, but they were Wall Streeters.
There you go America, “draining the swamp.”
And promptly filling it back up with “racists” and “Wall Streeters.”
Is that what you had in mind?