Donald Trump

  • Buy American or Buy Ivankan


    By Kelly Ross
    President Donald Trump’s inaugural rule to “buy American and hire American” apparently doesn’t apply to his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump.

    In fact, even as he was putting forth the mandate during his inauguration speech, more than 59 tons of Ivanka Trump’s product line including bags, shoes and clothes were making their way into American ports from China, according to media reports.  US Customs bills of lading noted at least 82 shipments that passed through customs. The shipments contained about 25 tons of made in-China footwear and more than two tones of ladies polyester blouses.

  • Trump gets no "Attaboys!" for February Jobs Numbers

    By Evan Henerson

    First the good news: the country added 235,000 jobs in February, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment is down ever so slightly to 4.7% President Trump naturally took credit, giving himself an online “attaboy” by retweeting the Drudge Report’s headline “GREAT AGAIN.” 

  • AFL-CIO’s Trumka Meets with Trump, Blasts Health Care Plan

    By Evan Henerson

    Richard Trumka still has access to President Donald Trump. Although if  the AFL-CIO President keeps lowering the boom on the Trump administration’s policies and proposals, who knows how much longer that access may last?

  • 94 Million Out of the Workforce? Not Exactly, Mr. Trump

    By Michael Messina

    In Donald Trump’s speech to Congress this week, he claimed “94 million Americans are out of the labor force.” This is just another example of Trump deceiving the public in order to push his agenda. Yahoo Finance recently reported that while his number is technically correct, there is a lot wrong with such a claim.

  • Burger Man as Secretary of Labor - This Time There's not an AP for That

    By Evan Henerson

    Talk about a nominee who was destined to go down in flames. That would be Andrew Puzder, the Carl’s Jr. fast food magnate who President Trump tabbed to be his Secretary of Labor. Puzder withdrew himself from consideration today, a day before his scheduled confirmation hearing in which he almost certainly would not have received the necessary votes to get the position.

  • No NAFTA? Say Goodbye to 31,000 Auto Jobs

    By Michael Messina

    President Trump says the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is history, giving new hope to American manufacturing, right? Ok, we knew that was coming, but what about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? That’s supposedly in the crosshairs as well. But a new report says throwing that one away, too, would be a terrible idea, at least for the now-thriving American automotive industry.

  • Fast Food Wages for Federal Work?

    By Michael Messina

    With Donald Trump’s pick for labor secretary, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s bigwig Andrew Puzder clearly taking the often-typical CEO mindset of ‘paying workers less is good,’ we can brace ourselves for changes to the world of labor that will indeed be jarring if predictions are correct. A recent report by Capital & Main looks at the world of hurt employees under federal contracts would experience if a Puzder agenda goes into effect.

  • During Trump’s Inauguration Speech, Let’s Drink Our Way to a Stronger America

    By Robert Fulton

    Nobody needs an excuse to drink on January 20th. The mere concept of a President Donald Trump is enough to drive any proud American to self-medicate. Well, that concept is about to become reality.

  • The American Auto Industry: How Much Influence Does Trump Have?

    By Michael Messina

    Donald Trump has taken to Twitter on several occasions to berate the American auto industry’s proclivity for making vehicles outside the country. His remarks conveniently coincide with decisions by industry executives to keep or expand production in the U.S. The question remains: How much of this is actually being pushed along by Trump, and how much is he simply taking advantage of?

  • WRONG! The Sequel: Trump Holds First Press Conference as President Elect

    By Evan Henerson

    Given how infrequently Donald Trump actually stands in front of the news media (it’s been 167 days since his last presser), this morning’s press conference in New York was an all hands on deck affair for news outlets all over the country.