There are three stories published this week that likely interject a significant issue into the Presidential and Eighth Congressional District. Newsweek reported Presidential candidate Donald Trump used Chinese Steel and Aluminum in the construction of three different buildings. This seems to pit Trump against himself in regard to actually following his own words. While he is regularly stating his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPT) his actions show his hypocrisy. Here is a link to the Newsweek story. How Donald Trump Ditched US Steel in Favor of China
The Newsweek story was followed by two in the Mesabi Daily News USW Fumes Over Report That Trump Used Chinese Steel & A New Steel Champion. The first story reiterates the points raised in the Newsweek story and provides local flavor from the United Steelworkers. The second story talks about Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN08) award as the American Iron and Steel Institute’s New Steel Champion.
Many people have discussed Trump’s strong support on the Iron Range and once people learn he has personally been responsible for lay-offs and plant closings, they may vote their pocketbooks rather than their emotions.