MSNBC's Garrett Haake reports from the campaign trail, where Beto O'Rourke is speaking Tuesday morning at Penn State. In an interview, O'Rourke weighed in on the president's tweets over the past few days about the closing of a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio:
General Motors and the UAW are going to start “talks” in September/October. Why wait, start them now! I want jobs to stay in the U.S.A. and want Lordstown (Ohio), in one of the best economies in our history, opened or sold to a company who will open it up fast! Car companies.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019
....are all coming back to the U.S. So is everyone else. We now have the best Economy in the World, the envy of all. Get that big, beautiful plant in Ohio open now. Close a plant in China or Mexico, where you invested so heavily pre-Trump, but not in the U.S.A. Bring jobs home!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019
BETO O'ROURKE: The president with his actions has added insult to injury. Not only has he done nothing to prevent this job loss, he actually blames the workers and their leadership...
He's literally financed GM's ability through this tax cut to move jobs elsewhere, to choose their shareholders over the communities that have created the value, over the workers, and their families that have produced their success.