Republic Steel Announces Recommission of Lorain Ohio Steelworks – Hundreds of Jobs Scheduled To Return….

Excellent news for the community of Lorain, Ohio, where it was announced today that Republic Steel has plans to recommission at least one blast furnace by the end of this year. They are also estimating the possibility of putting a second blast furnace back on-line due to production forecasts as a result of President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.

Lorain Pig Iron is beginning the process to start the mill’s Blast Furnace 4,  by working with contract service providers to submit proposals for the recommissioning.  Since 2015 over 1,000 workers in Lorain were laid off.  BF4 has been dormant since 2016 when the remaining 200 steelworkers were laid off.

If Republic Steel fires up two blast furnaces (BF3 and BF4) at this ironworks, over 1,000 jobs could be created depending on the number of shifts each day.  100 to 200 jobs per shift, per furnace, equals 300 – 600 jobs per furnace/24 hrs.  That’s a tremendous economic lift to the people living in/around Lorain, Ohio. Great news.

LORAIN, OHIO — Two of the blast furnaces at Republic Steel on East 28th Street could be up and running by the end of this year.

According to a news release, Lorain Pig Iron LLC, or LPI, is beginning the process to start the mill’s Blast Furnace 4, or BF4, by working with technical service providers to review and submit proposals for the recommissioning.

In restarting BF4, the company would be able to produce and distribute 1 million tons of pig iron annually.

LPI, which is jointly owned and operated by Republic and Minnesota-based ERP Iron Ore LLC, also is evaluating starting up the mill’s Blast Furnace 3, or BF3, which would double pig iron production in Lorain to 2 million tons annually. (read more)

…Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

 

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290 Responses to Republic Steel Announces Recommission of Lorain Ohio Steelworks – Hundreds of Jobs Scheduled To Return….

  1. helix35 says:

    I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of this guy keeping his promises. It’s exhausting.

    Liked by 31 people

  2. ForGodandCountry says:

    I wonder if most people here realize what this news does for mid-west blue collar democrats and their voting opinions….and by extension their families and friends.

    I’m talking about “fly-over country” democrats….not the coastal, big city liberals.

    Trump just locked up Michigan, OH, and PA in 2020.

    BOOM

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    • Especially if there is news of another one or two steel companies that begin employing hundreds of people!

      Liked by 14 people

    • dufrst says:

      And MN and WI. Watch out for Illinois! If Dem turnout is low in Chicago, it’s lights out and a pickup for Trump! This is not farfetched given the course Trump is on. He doesn’t stop working. If he gets N. Korea in line, I think the dam breaks and he will get a lot of his agenda through.

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        Add to that a possible step forward in securing peace in the ME vis-a-via Israel/Palestine (a la North Korea)…much less a full reconciliation??

        2020 may be a landslide the likes of which haven’t been seen since Reagan’s re-election.

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        • dufrst says:

          I’ll just take the North Korean deal. That’s a bigger deal than Israeli-Palestinian deal. The potential for reunification is real. I think Trump will push for reunification to ensure a permanent agreement long after Trump has left office. I think Trump would give Kim and cohorts an out of some sort. Maybe let them have Pyongyang as a quasi independent district while allowing the rest of the North to be rebuilt and reintegrated into the South in exchange for dismantling the DMZ and reducing US troops in Korea (even a withdrawal).

          I’m trying to think out of the box but I know if Trump sits down with Kim it’s the end of the road. It will be like Reagan and Gorbachev. In the end we may see a reunification of some sort. We may see things happen that are as unexpected as what happened at the end of the Cold Wat when the Berlin Wall came down.

          But before Trump sits down he needs to get our hostages out. When he leaves that table he needs to get Korean and Japanese prisoners out. Remember Trump has the intellectual property card in his hand to keep China in check.

          This is going to be a very interesting year. The negotiations will be delicate but we hold all of the cards. Kim really has nothing but his nukes but we have bigger nukes! And besides, Kim’s economy is being squeezed like never before. His country is on the brink. Trump should take his time to get to the table before agreeing to talk. Get as many prisoners out as possible and see if in addition to denuclearization, he can get reunification. It’s past time for the Koreas to reunify. The economic gap between the two countries is becoming a chasm!

          Anyhow random thoughts…MAGA!!

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        • Falcon Koch says:

          Once Trump has NK in line then comes Iran. The process he will use on NK will tell Iran you no longer have a place to go and we will dry up your markets as we did with NK. Once those markets dry up in Iran then Regime will change, it is already falling apart.

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        • fabrabbit says:

          I agree, just be ready for plenty of election result challenges! We will then have to make it clear we will not tolerate specious challenges. Remember Jill Stein. (I know, who?)

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      • formerdem says:

        “turnout” in Chicago apparently depends mainly on the xerox machines printing up those fake ballots. I am skeptical that the views of locals in the African American wards are able to sway outcomes in their own elections. the donkeys don’t care what African American voters really think, imo.

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      • fleporeblog says:

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        • covfefe999 says:

          I think we’re going to see an increasing number of blacks and hispanics voting GOP. The hispanics are already well on their way, didn’t Trump win like 30% of the hispanic vote? People who want to work, people who want to own their own businesses, people who want to be self-sufficient … these kinds of people are turned off by Dem socialism. And we’re tired of seeing our paychecks drained to pay for the slackers and scammers.

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      • Chuck says:

        “If Dem turnout is low in Chicago, it’s lights out and a pickup for Trump!”

        I think your enthusiasm is getting the best of you here. In Chicago it doesn’t matter what the turnout is, what matters is who counts the votes.

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      • Charlotte says:

        Chuck Todd and Leo Gerard:

        Chuck Todd attempted to turn things political and asked Gerard if Trump will truly “win over some of your rank and file.” Gerard said Trump “was able to see the steelworker agenda,” something that he has been fighting to get for over 30 years from the Democrats.

        “Let me say this,” Gerard began. “That Donald Trump was able to see the steelworker agenda, what he did is what we’ve been fighting for for more than 30 years. And I think what happened is that he’s going to have a major impact on our members. It’s going to make it very hard for our members to ignore what he just did and what makes me sad is we’ve been trying to get Democrats to this for more than 30 years.”

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      • Chuck Arnold says:

        OUR agenda.. MAGA

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    • 4sure says:

      Let’s bring back our textile and furniture industry. We made the best fabrics of all types in the world and the best crafted furniture in the world. We developed the synthetic materials that was turned into fabric in the textile plants. That fabric was then made into finished products in America. We grew the natural fiber, cotton, in America. We mfgd. the textile looms and machines used in the mills in America. It’s time to bring it all back home.

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      • WSB says:

        Hear, hear, 4sure! I work with those industries every day and hope to specify those items in abundance from within the US soon!

        Liked by 7 people

      • Katherine McCoun says:

        That would make a big difference in NC, esp western NC

        Liked by 9 people

      • Phil aka Felipe says:

        YES!!!

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      • Tired Mom says:

        I was looking for a textile manufacturer to make a unique, knit hat that a friend had designed. My friend wanted her hats to be made in America, so she and I researched the entire country and found ONE textile manufacturer, in Raleigh-Durham. It was the only operating mill we could find in the US, and the only reason this company was still in business was because the US Army contracted with them to make the green army sweaters that our soldiers wear, the ones with the patches on the elbows. The factory foreman told me that without that contract, they’d be out of business. God bless the US Army for not sending that business to China,

        Liked by 20 people

      • USTerminator says:

        We should compete in all industries bar none. I want Trump starts a national supply chain policy to counter China. I want state of the art electronic assembly industry right here in US.

        Liked by 8 people

      • Bakokitty says:

        Yes! Some of the best furniture we ever owned was made in the early 70’ and my parents furniture too, it was made in the 50’s.
        The couch and loves seat we bought in 78 was so well made that it lived in our home 20 years, then was passed on to our daughter and the she passed it on to a friend. Just couldn’t wear it out,and the fabric was unbelievably stony and hardly showed water.
        That was when Made in America meant something really good.

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        • fabrabbit says:

          Bakokitty-Grand Rapids and No Carolina!

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        • bkrg2 says:

          So many younger people have never seen the difference “made in America “ makes. There are so many examples of quality and longevity across so many industries.

          There must be millions of homes that still have “antique “ furniture, washing machines, tools, radios… that are still working. Meanwhile, their neighbors have replaced those items multiple times with inferior imports.

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          • jmclever says:

            My kids have seen it because we shop in thrift stores! I have an Osterizer and a waffle iron that are dearly indestructible.

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          • Bakokitty says:

            So true! Our first GE refrigerator bought in 1969; top of the line for then, because I convinced hubby we would have it a long time, I was right, we kept it until our daughter inherited it in 1994, she kept it until 2000; and passed it to her hubby’s uncle it was still going strong. It was a big double door, glass shelves ( new idea when we got it) weighed a ton all steel. I got tired of the Avacado green color. 😁. Heck,
            I have a big solid wood bookcase media center that is 42 years old. Still in use. I remember as a kid we in this country considered anything made in Japan equaled junk back then. Now Japan is known for good quality, China makes the junk. I would love to see the proudly Made in America stamp on everything again.

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            • bkrg2 says:

              love it! if a car of today hit one of those those big curved refrigerators, car would be totaled and fridge still be running.
              That made in usa furniture is also indestructible – only time you don’t like it is if you need to move to another home and try to pick it up!

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              • Bakokitty says:

                Gads, you should have seen us hoist that monster up,by a rope with several strong men And over the second floor balcony,to our apartment, we couldn’t get in the elevator, nor even down the narrow hallway to our apt. Then three months later we got our house and had to repel it down again. It was a huge big square beast. We lugged it through several moves. It was a really nice refrigerator. But a tank!😹

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      • covfefe999 says:

        One of the greatest textile losses, IMO, was the Scranton Lace company. They made the most wonderful cotton-rich lace on Nottingham looms. The company finally closed down in the early 2000’s. I still have some curtains and tablecloths, they’re so lovely. Wish that company could come back. I don’t think there is any other Nottingham lace manufacturer in the US.

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      • Kaco says:

        Sounds great to me! I imagine the garment industry would be the last to come back, but I sure wish they’d come back. Still in the market for a new high back quality sofa for my family room.

        Liked by 3 people

      • belle819 says:

        Do hope we also let hemp production thrive. I own a shirt from the 70s which is 100% hemp, still one of my favorites.

        Liked by 2 people

      • tav144 says:

        I remember visiting Washington DC back in the late 90s and was dumbfounded to see that the gift shops in places like the US Capitol and the Supreme Court and other government entities all had their items in their gift shop stamped “Made in China” on the back. Literally. You would see a piece of Americana, like a novelty Bell or plate that would have the picture of the Capitol on it, for example, and on the back or underside would say “Made in China”.
        Blew my mind. I have no idea if that is still the same, but would hope that those kinds of things at the very least ought to be mandated to be “Made in America” and that Trump could change that.

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      • G. Combs says:

        Cotton export by the USA as reported by the USDA: https://apps.fas.usda.gov/export-sales/cottfax.htm

        “U.S. EXPORT SALES FOR WEEKENDING 03/01/2018. Cotton: Net sales of 383,900 running bales for 2017/2018 were up 31 percent from the previous week and 5 percent from the prior 4-week average. Increases were reported for China ( 85,100 RB, including decreases of 200 RB), Turkey ( 73,200 RB, including decreases of 8,800 RB),….”

        World Bank & FAO: Background paper for the Competitive Commercial Agriculture in Sub–Saharan Africa (CCAA) Study: COTTON INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY PROFILE
        by Shangnan Shui
        Trade and Markets Division
        Food and Agriculture Organization

        (At the bottom of the paper are charts on major producing countries, importers, exporters, cotton consumption in raw fibre, mill use.)

        “[…]While more than 100 countries in the world planted cotton, the six major producing countries – China, the United States, India, Pakistan, Brazil and Turkey along with Africa accounted for over 90 percent of the world output….

        In 2005, world cotton trade reached 9.65 million tonnes, in which five countries including the United States, Uzbekistan, Australia, India and Brazil alone with four West Africa cotton exporting countries accounted for 78 percent. Five importing countries including China, Turkey, Pakistan, Thailand and Bangladesh took 64 percent of the world cotton imports. In particular, China imported about 4.2 million tonnes which accounted for nearly 44 percent of the world cotton traded….

        Over the past few decades, while many exporting countries vanished or emerged from the major player list, the United States has remained to be the top exporter. In 2005, the United States shipped about 3.8 million tonnes, which accounted for 40 percent of the total trade. The second largest exporter, Uzbekistan, had much smaller shipments than the United States, only around 1 million tonnes over the past few years…..

        Trade in cotton has been relatively free. China’s tariff quota (TRQ) and production subsidies in developed countries in particular the United States and the European Union have been cited as significant trade distortions affecting world cotton trade. Since cotton trade is greatly influenced by trade in textiles and clothing, the re-instalment of quotas on some Chinese exports of textiles and clothing to the United States and the European Union in 2006 has also had important impacts on world cotton trade. If all these direct and indirect trade barriers would be removed, trade in world cotton would increase significantly, especially the significant changes in trade flows.
        ……..
        [textiles]
        With implementing the WTO Agreement of Textiles and Clothing, under which developed countries were required to phase out all their quota restrictions on imports of textiles and clothing, two significant developments have occurred in cotton mill consumption. Mill consumption of cotton in developed countries declined considerably from 5.2 million tonnes in 1992 to 2.9 million tonnes in 2004. The trend of decline is expected to be continued.

        With rapid expansion in exports of textiles and clothing, developing countries as a whole saw their cotton mill consumption expanded from 13 million tonnes in 1992 to 19 million tonnes in 2004. However, not every country in the developing world enjoyed the equal growth in mill consumption, especially after implementing the ATC and China’s admission to WTO in 2001…. Most significantly, China saw its cotton mill consumption soar from around 5 million tonnes in 2000 to 9.5 million tonnes in 2005, which accounted for more than 40 percent of the world cotton mill usage. India, Pakistan and Turkey also saw their cotton mill consumption increase noticeably to reach 3.3, 2.3 and 1.5 million tonnes in 2005, respectively. These four countries with total 16.6 million tonnes accounted for nearly 70 percent of world cotton mill consumption. […]”

        We really, really need to get out of the WTO too!!!

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    • formerdem says:

      even the coastal big city people know we are one.

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    • Alison says:

      And ya know what? He didn’t do it for votes. Or money.

      He did it for his fellow countrymen.

      Liked by 18 people

    • litlbit2 says:

      I hope the workers realize after their union bosses threw them under the bus as obama weaponized the government against the middle class. It took a real American, President Trump to restore their livehood. Against almost everyone including the GOPe that said terrible idea!

      Now waiting for these so called union leaders to step in to claim their piece of the pie, collecting union dues to donate to elect the next Bill, Hillary, Obama for fair treatment! Lmao!

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        Trump has also created the room for himself to take on the Exec. suites…to upbraid them for their ridiculous pay packages. He should demand they “share the wealth”…

        …and thus take away an entire talking point from the dims.

        Hey PRESTO!

        Trump just turns 1/2 of the democrat party into Republicans.

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      • fabrabbit says:

        Litlbit2- Janus vs AFSCME now before the Supreme Court may have an impact on dues unions receive to support Dem candidates. Pray for a “righteous” decision.

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    • thesavvyinvester says:

      FGAC… I went to a job fair last week in S.E. MI. Chassis subcontractor / Tier Supplier want 20 people to sign up, tour the plant the next day, with the potential of being hired on the spot. Said auto manufacturer who shall not be named, decided to bring the jobs back to the U.S. for this SUV type vehicle. I heard it with my own ears. This Trump economy is real….

      Liked by 8 people

    • Covfefe-USA says:

      You betcha! Its just incredible that his Excellency has taken an entire block of what had been traditional Dem voters. Remarkable. MAGA

      Liked by 2 people

    • webgirlpdx says:

      He’s the smartest man on the planet 🙂

      Liked by 4 people

    • LadyTess says:

      Future elections are going to be very interesting!

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    • no kidding…I grew up in NE Ohio..my dad worked for a tire company..member of United Auto Workers…jobs moved first to the south, then to Mexico…I am so happy for the blue collar workers of Ohio…this is a miracle they thought would never happen!

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      • fabrabbit says:

        Littleflower481- Grew up in NE Ohio as well. Was once an industrial power. So glad to see Ohioans being remembered. Goofball Kascich could not have done it!

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    • It’s not just about locking up voting blocks, it’s about American pride. Thank you, Mr. President for restoring American Pride in our ability to supply the world with goods made under our flag and not on the cheap in third world countries.

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    • KEM says:

      The Pittsburgh local media is barely reporting on steel plant reopenings because of the upcoming special election in the 18th District. They know how bad this makes the Democrats look!

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  3. THIS is one of the MANY reasons I decided to vote for the first time in my life, for a President of the United States.

    I didn’t have to hold my nose, or ignore my conscience. I saw reality for what it was and it was so DAMN GLORIOUS, I just couldn’t sit the election cycle out.

    God Bless Our President and First Lady

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  4. dufrst says:

    Trump won union members in OH, 49%-44%. I think that number is going to go up big in 2020!

    Sherrod Brown is the Senator there and he voted against the tax cuts! If the GOP can find a competent blue collar candidate to run against Brown, we can pick up that seat.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      See there? Exactly what I was talking about above.

      Cannot overemphasize the enormity of this.

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    • H.R. says:

      Sherrod Brown is going to be looking and looking and looking and looking for the Union Label. It’s under his nose, but he will vote 100% against President Trump.

      Well… bye, Sherrod.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      We have Rep. Jim Renacci running against Brown. Renacci actually was going to run for the vacant Governor’s seat but was encouraged by our President to switch and run for the Senate seat when Josh Mandel decided to drop out.

      I had a back and forth with Richard Baris of PPD about the Ohio race. See below:

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      • Kaco says:

        We have to have Renacci win the primary then beat Brown. The other Republican sounds globalist, I can’t remember his name, but Renacci is my Rep. and the fact that PT asked him to run, makes it an endorsement.

        I wasn’t quite sure on Mandel to begin with, he ran a few time for various offices, but never had anything on his page about immigration and still didn’t. Yeah I would have voted for him against Brown, but he’s been promoted for quite a while. I just remember a primary where I voted for someone else, but Mandel was pushed by the GOP.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Kaco I would be shocked with our President’s endorsement that he doesn’t get out of the primary. Richard had Mandel blowing Brown out by double digits. The poll from Axios the other day had him down 5 to Brown.

          We have to make sure every voter in OH remembers the POS Brown voted against Tax Reform but ALSO Repeal and Replace.

          Renacci voted for both. I will be really disappointed to lose this seat with our President currently polling over 55% in OH.

          By next month with those furnaces back in action, he will be over 65%!

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Kaco I would be shocked with our President’s endorsement that he doesn’t get out of the primary. Richard had Mandel blowing Brown out by double digits. The poll from Axios the other day had him down 5 to Brown.

          We have to make sure every voter in OH remembers the POS Brown voted against Tax Reform but ALSO Repeal and Replace.

          Renacci voted for both. I will be really disappointed to lose this seat with our President currently polling over 55% in OH.

          By next month with those furnaces back in action, he will be over 65%!

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          • Kaco says:

            Flep, I saw on Fox news earlier, all the steel workers in the PA election are going to vote for Lamb. I don’t know what’s going on in PA, but our GOP better get on board! I do not want MAGA stopped, I want conservative judges, I want Obamacare repealed and replaced, I do not want socialism, amnesty, etc. I hope PT’s rally will straighten this out. These GOP politicians need to learn, don’t they want all of America’s children to have a future? Disgusting!

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            • fleporeblog says:

              People in that area have to be careful regrettably of telling the truth. Our President is going to play an important role.

              The RNC is also much more involved in this race!

              I have been 0 for 2 lately so I am not going to make a prediction. This would hurt if we lose.

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            • KEM says:

              The union brass might support the Democrats (at least publicly), but I can tell you that the actual steelworkers here voted for Trump in 2016.

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          • Esperanza says:

            Wait till Trump makes UPS great again and we get Katsick’s dad 😀

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        • Michael says:

          I must remember to send Renacci a check.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      I was with the UAW for years, and I’ve been with AFL-CIO for many many years.
      I can tell you first hand that a whole lot of union people voted for president Trump.
      Our chief steward comes around and “suggests” that we vote dem, but a lot of us don’t.

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    • Michael says:

      My Local I hear is at near 100% employment yet some at least still badmouth .
      I hope VSGPDJT keeps up the open meetings as I think them the most effective persuasion.

      Liked by 4 people

    • fabrabbit says:

      dufrst- Would love to see that happen!

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  5. evergreen says:

    Mueller has to know he’s headed for cosmic, historical ridicule if he thinks he’s going to land a charge of bush-league bad-boy behavior prior to office on a guy who’s on the cusp of solving historically intractable problems on a global scale.

    Does the cop cite and arrest Superman for indecent exposure in a phone booth, detaining and thus preventing him from saving the planet? Only if you’re Mueller, I guess. Maybe Mueller doesn’t want to be that guy.

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  6. Joni Eastley says:

    My hometown! I could weep, I’m so happy for them!

    Liked by 9 people

  7. emet says:

    The steel furnaces being fired up, as the sleeping giant awakes from its decades-long slumber. And the question Americans must never forget to keep asking is “why didn’t this happen before”?

    Liked by 13 people

    • WSB says:

      And bombard every single person who has been in government for more that two years.

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      I am originally from a little town about 30 miles East of Pittsburgh,Pa. I remember when the steel workers came home all dirty, but proud to be working hard.

      Families would greet them, them being covered in dirt and coke dust. Smiling at the American Flag flying from his house. Sitting on his porch, his wife brings him an ice cold “Iron City” beer. Grandma comes out from inside the house. Wearing her “Babuska” from the old country..touching her son or son-in-law on the knee. Smiling….So happy….

      The bars would open at 6:30 to be able to serve the 11-7 shift coming off, Everyone happy and proud to work hard. Loud and noisy….a shot and a beer!

      Then it all disappeared. And we came close. Close to losing it all…forever. We cannot let it get that close again. Never. Never give up our guns.

      And….even though we all believed in him, I believe all of us had just a small worry in our hearts. No more, “He’s the one”

      And now, I humbly get down on my knees and thank the Lord and everyone else for this man.

      He saved us. He saved us all.

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      • Bakokitty says:

        I know this I could feel the prayers of Americans like your family and all of us going up to God asking for a good man to be our leader. To take our country back. Prayed, asked God for forgiveness for our country turning away from him, I do believe that millions of us were doing that on election night. He did not abandon us. He heard us.

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      • Trumpismine says:

        My first try to a mill was Aliquippa J&L. Man talking about goin back in time! A community built around a steel mill. My first of many boilermakers – iron city beer in a mug with a shot of whiskey(in the shot glass) dropped in to rattle against your front teeth as you chugged it down. Ahh,to be young

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      • tgmccoy says:

        I remember Iron City Beer.. A buddy of mine would go home to Pittsburgh and
        bring back a case to Richland Wa. where we both worked,,,
        Forgot all about that.MAGA! ..

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      • MM says:

        Make Bethlehem Steel Great Again!

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      • fabrabbit says:

        Gunny- Grandparents lived near (little) Washington. I remember Iron City beer in their house. I grew up in Cleveland we had POC beer – Pride of Cleveland!

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    • coltlending says:

      What’s that saying? I think Winston Churchill said it? Something to the effect, “Once America goes down a few wrong paths, she ultimately takes the right path” That’s not what was said, but my recollection is that was the jist of it.”

      I think it took as long as it did because Americans were asleep at the switch, faithful to the two-party system that evolved in to one to more of a degree than ever before.

      The Housing meltdown, Wall Street and Politicians tearing down almost every firewall our Great-Great…Grandparents put up the last time those entities buggered it up up beyond all get out, just created such a cry among Americans, “No more.”

      And a man named Donald J. Trump walked in the room.

      I don’t think there are that many people on Earth who could have prevailed over what he has, and who was born with just the skill sets that are needed to MAGA.

      He’s not perfect.

      But, he’s perfect for what America needs to make America Great Again.

      I also believe the had of God has played a part in this, and I pray he keeps our great PDJT and his family safe from the evil forces allied against him.

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    • Covfefe-USA says:

      1, Laziness
      2. Incompetence
      3. Lack of will/energy – assumptions of an unbeatable Goliath
      4. Bribes

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    • We need to remind those who would vote for Mitt Romney how many of these mills he was responsible for bankrupting. I certainly know of several.

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  8. H.R. says:

    1,000 recalled workers to high-paying jobs is a GIANT multiplier effect into the local economy. It’s not just the wages of the recalled employees.

    The dry-cleaner in Lorain is going to proclaim, “God bless President Trump.” The dry-cleaner’s babysitter will also proclaim, “God bless President Trump.”

    The ripple effect from wealth-creating job spreads in ever-widening circles.

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  9. emet says:

    The steel furnaces being fired up, as the sleeping giant awakes from its decades-long slumber. And the question Americans must never forget to keep asking is “why didn’t this happen before”?

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  10. Skinner says:

    1.5 man hours per ton – only the US Steelworker can do that. No other steel manufacturing country comes close. Get the hell out of our way!

    The cheaters around the world created by us are getting sorted out – China, South Korea, India, Vietnam – your economy was created by our poor leadership redistributing our wealth. No more.

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    • spren says:

      I’m not sure of the metrics you are using, but back in my steel mill days the price of steel in the Mon Valley was $27 per man hour for a ton of steel. The company asked for work rule concessions reducing that to $9 per man hour, but the unions rejected it and held out.

      They eventually agreed, but by then it was too late and thousands of us lost our jobs. The changes would have enabled super crafts where one worker could perform the work formerly performed by three times as many workers. This extreme measure in operational improvement was just regarding labor, and was before many technological improvements came on line.

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      • H.R. says:

        Thank you, spren. Politics is “complicated business, folks.”

        So are union/employer relationships. I think President Trump is clarifying the union/management relationship for the rank and file; make the best deal you can for yourself, but don’t kill the golden goose in the process. And the trade and manufacturing union votes are the votes that count a lot towards MAGA.

        AFSCME union votes are generally against MAGA. They don’t produce anything so as a generalization, the average ‘unaware don’t care. gimme da pension’ AFSCME union member is going to vote for more government.

        Big P.S.
        Management and Unions will, by necessity, have to be more transparent and cooperative if they expect to reap the benefits of MAGA. Unions are going to have to minimize featherbedding and Management is going to have to show a little more of their financial hand. America needs a little more win-win at this point and a little less screw-the -opposition at this point if we are to MAGA.

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        • fabrabbit says:

          HR- Janus vs AFSCME before the Suprene Court now. Union dues for candidates I don’t support? Can you imagine if Government workers were ever to lose union representation? I can dream. If it is ever going to happen it will be because of Trump.

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  11. Bill Green says:

    If tariffs mean Elyria and Lorain get jobs, let her rip Mr. President.

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  12. covfefe999 says:

    Cue the video of Obama telling us those jobs are never coming back. I’d like to laugh about it but it’s not even funny. People’s livelihoods were ruined, and the problems cascaded.

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  13. spren says:

    Having worked in a mill with a furnace producing pig iron, it has to run 24 hours a day or else it would have to be banked with coke, which would be an inefficient process. So any furnace that is put back into service will have three shifts. I wonder if this is the old Lorain Works that back in the 80s was owned by USX (US Steel)?

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  14. coltlending says:

    Now there will plain-as-day proof that so called cheap imported goods are the most exspensive goods of all in so far as sustaining a society and creating real economic activity at home..

    This activity is going to generate a exponential increase in tax revenue. It’s going to create demand for labor across a broad spectrum of skill sets, and that is going to mean tax revenue will fund building American Scholols, Roads & Bridges and American money staying in America. It is also going to mean increasing wages meaning increasing consumption meaning more sustainability of all the aforementioned.

    Once people start to see it and feel it, globalism is dead.

    Nobody takes care of you like you.

    China, Mexico, Canada….and just about every other country looks out for their interests (well maybe not Canada with the pajama boy).

    I’m hoping PDJT is going to drop more MAGA in the sense of eliminating monopolization.

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  15. ForGodandCountry says:

    “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
    – Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto (from the film “Tora! Tora! Tora!”)

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  16. harrietht3 says:

    The music background just didn’t do it for me. The man is, at the beginning, telling a tale of woe but the background music is energetic, vibrant, and in total discontinuity of the laments voiced by the son of a dispossessed steel worker.
    Change the music to fit the story.
    Uplifting at the end but melancholy at the beginning.
    Other than that, It’s a worthwhile vid.
    DSC

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  17. 4sure says:

    All of this crap coming in from communist countries made by slave labor and resold at retail in this country has not benefited us one bit. The retailers and the companies who import this junk and resell it, are making huge profits because we are still paying top dollar for most of it. When you have a retail shop or dept. store on every corner in America with few customers, and racks full of merchandise, you know the markup is YUGE. We are being ripped off. No effing jobs and no mfg., yet we pay high prices for the imported junk.

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  18. There are a LOT of support jobs this will create. Trucking, logistics, consumables, training, security etc.

    For every 100 direct jobs, it probably creates another 20 or 30 jobs outside the plant.

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  19. Landslide says:

    ⬅️ In July of 2015 I thought it would be a landslide and I am declaring in March of 2018 that it will be another landslide in 2020!!! Pocketbooks will make the difference. Yeah baby!! Gotta go order some more of Sundance’s recommended “winnamins”!!👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸

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  20. William F Buckley's Ghost says:

    End the H1B Visa scam and Trump will win over the computer and Internet technology workers!

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  21. paulraven1 says:

    Big political mistake for the GOP to oppose this. To fail to appreciate what this means to the heart and soul of a critical national industry, and what it means to our national defense in every respect, is close to tragic. What Trump has done is heroic. But I suppose we live in a time when that word either has no meaning or an inverted meaning.

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    • tazz2293 says:

      For Real Americans the words Hero and Heroic still mean something.

      President Trump is not only an American hero but he is a role model for our youngsters coming up to emulate. President Trump is in the mold of some of the greatest men America has ever known. President Trump Ranks up there with Washington, Jefferson, and the Founding Fathers.

      President Trump is turning a nation that was demoralized, a nation that was at the very brink of collapse and Making Us Great Again.

      There is much work ahead, there will be pits and falls but We the people are up for this Epic Battle with our General Leading the Charge.

      As our Dear Friend Dekester always says. “God Bless PDJT” and may I add God Bless America and God Bless We the People

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    • p'odwats says:

      Too many of them are in the back pockets of big money globalists who rely on cheap labor and cheap imported materials to keep their manufacturing companies afloat.. I’m tired of paying the rest of the world for products that we can produce here at home with our own homegrown labor force and our own natural resources. All this crap from both Democrat and Republican globalists who say our manufacturing base is dead is nonsense. We can revitalize it by stopping excessive TAXATION and REGULATION on American businesses. This isn’t rocket science.

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  22. I can not see it translating down ballot because of idiots.

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  23. Madeline Huffnagle says:

    This is great for the city of Lorain here in Ohio. Driving through Lorain past closed Republic Steel facilities is depressing. The city has been financially devastated.

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  24. jeans2nd says:

    North Coast trivia – each mill or auto plant job = 8 jobs total.

    Betcha dint know that, didya?
    All the support jobs required to maintain one steelworker or auto plant job must be included in these 1000 announced jobs. There’s a lotta machines in them there plants.
    And that is not including all the community service jobs affected.

    The steel will be used in car plants in places like Lordstown/Y-town, Detroit, Canton, etc., not to mention infrastructure, etc. More jobs coming soon. Count on it.

    Guess all those hours spent in union halls and bars in 2016 paid off. Bigly.

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  26. wheatietoo says:

    Letting in Cheap Imports into our country is very similar to what happens when an Invasive Species is introduced into our ecosystem.

    For example, the Asian Carp.
    The Asian Carp eats up all the food supply in the ecosystem…and the Native Fish starve.
    In no time, the Asian Carp dominates the ecosystem, and it suffers as a result.

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    • Kaco says:

      Yeah, we’re just waiting for it to invade Lake Erie.

      Liked by 4 people

      • wheatietoo says:

        It’s a menace.
        The Asian Carp is so bony, it is difficult to eat it…and they say that it doesn’t have a good flavor.

        Unlike our native fresh-water fish, there are lots of little tiny bones throughout the flesh.

        Enterprising fish processors have been using the Asian Carp for pet foods.
        Apparently they grind it up, so the bones are not a problem.

        But it would be better if we find a way to eradicate this invasive species.

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        • Michael says:

          There is a significant carp fishing and processing industry in western ky This fish is not bony at all and is shipped internationally and served in restaurants nationally

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          • wheatietoo says:

            Are you sure that’s the Asian Carp?
            Everything I have read or watched about the Asian Carp, says that it’s a very bony fish.

            I watched a video about ‘How to Filet Asian Carp’…and it showed all the extra cutting that is required to remove the additional bones.

            They were left with thin, finger-like strips of flesh, as a result.

            That said, it is probably good that people are finding ways to serve it as human food.
            Because it’s doubtful that we will be able to get rid of this new Invasive Species, since it is spreading to all our rivers and lakes.

            This is a shame, since it is destroying the populations of our Native Fresh Water Fish.

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    • NJ Transplant says:

      An invasive species that is really awful are the vines that have been moving northward for decades. They cover all the trees and strangle them. Parts of the Garden State Parkway look like there is a blanket on top of the trees on the side of the road. Now I have noticed it in a few places in Bangor, Maine.

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  27. Whitehouse Clown says:

    We vacation at a condo in Port Clinton every year and know the Lorain area. This is great news for an area that has suffered too long under democrats and RINOs.

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  28. wheatietoo says:

    I hope the Union bosses behave themselves and don’t shoot the golden goose this time.

    Ohio is not a Right-to-Work State.
    So it will be tempting for the unions to try to exert power over the new factory openings.


    .
    .
    Because of the cost-savings, it is totally understandable why the existing furnaces would be utilized to kick-start our domestic Steel Production.

    But over time…those steel mills could be relocated to friendly Right-to-Work States, if the Unions get unreasonable.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Wheatietoo does the Supreme Court case currently being heard effect this union? In NYC, the teacher and administrator unions are losing their mind in anticipation to the ruling which will be 5-4 in favor of the union employees on whether they want to contribute or not.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Trump has a YUGE opening here, Wheatie.

      If he were really smart, he would begin HAMMERING on the obligations and responsibilities of executives to “take care of your people”….”your salaries are outrageous!”….”share your wealth and success with your workers”….”show them you are with them!”…..

      Don’t be surprised to see Trump start hammering on this theme. It goes hand-in-hand with revitalizing mid-west USA.

      Can you imagine what the political fall-out would be for a Republican president to earn the support of blue-collar unions??!?!?

      Just….wow.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        “If he were really smart…”

        Tsk, tsk.
        Our President is a Very Stable Genius.

        And “share the wealth” is a socialist theme…one that I hope our President does NOT hammer.

        The best way to raise wages is through Competition.
        More Jobs will create competition for those jobs.

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      • Kaco says:

        That’s one thing Bernie got right, the rich have gotten richer, they weren’t that rich, they did share the wealth, then got greedy and now here we are. My father retired with great benefits and perks as an engineer from Western Electric/AT&T/Alcatel-Lucent.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Bernie just demagogue’d the issue.

          Punishing the rich is not the answer.
          Anything we do to punish the rich, will end up hurting the little guys even more.

          The rich can just pick up their marbles…and leave.
          Factories close and move their operations to other countries.
          Rich people hide their money offshore, instead of investing in here, in job-creating ventures.

          Have we learned nothing?

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          • Kaco says:

            I understand, but executives to employees are ridiculous. My father has a pension plus other investments, etc. and his health plan is something I covet. He was not an executive. I was very naive graduating college, thinking this was standard, it was, is the key word. No, I don’t think someone should get paid $50 to turn a screw, unions ruined a lot of jobs here, too.

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        • NJ Transplant says:

          Bernie never held a full time job in his life prior to being a Senator. That is hardly full time.

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    • severance23 says:

      Looks pretty similar to the map showing which stated the President won (bar the rust-belt) – what a coincidence.

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  29. americalsgt says:

    They’ll be drinking boilermakers at the Croatian Club in Bessemer again.

    Liked by 6 people

  30. webgirlpdx says:

    Has the Mailman’s son commented on this?

    Liked by 4 people

  31. Bob McDoulett says:

    I am stricken with fear about the media responses to 330,000 jobs in the latest report, the rapprochement with North Korea, the resolution of the NAFTA issues or not, the rapprochement in the Mid-East among many countries, and the logical institution again of the rule of law in the USA. Every issue is opposed by about 95% of the US media. Their primary weapons are racial politics and stupidity. A permanent underclass believing lies of the morally bankrupt leftist media is a dangerous antagonist. Somehow and someway a rule of law must succeed and eliminate these cults of oppression.

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  32. fabrabbit says:

    I spent a few years n the ‘60’s near Lorain, Ohio. I remember when it was a thriving community. I also saw Lorain some years after the furnaces closed. It was heartbreaking. I am so happy for the people of Lorain. These are the people of America! MAGA

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  33. alliwantissometruth says:

    Yes, President Trump is a brilliant businessman & a cunning strategist, which, in the political arena, are two talents that were sorely missing, yet there’s something else going on with all these recent successes

    What I see going on is the genius of simplicity. There’s no charts, no research & no delving into the deeper intricacies of formula’s

    It’s basic business 101. It’s faith in Main Street, the American people. It’s time tested supply & demand. It’s how societies have functioned since the beginning of time

    Simplicity. People producing what others need within their own tribe, which allows society to function

    There’s no politics involved. No ideology . No global political concerns. It’s simply neighbor working with neighbor

    That’s the genius of Trump in this respect. He understands humanity & the bigger picture of peace through self reliance

    It’s truly a beautiful thing

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  34. Brant says:

    This is great news. They have been given another chance. I hope they don’t mess it up. The last thing we need is seeing a steel workers strike. Remember, 70% of something is better than 100% of nothing.

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  35. Southern Son says:

    I wonder what it’s like around the Carville dinner table, when his Wife says,
    “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”
    It was Only rhetoric, coming from that asshat, who wouldn’t be any easier to listen to, much less look at, if he Wore a hat.
    THIS! President Knows how to stimulate the Economy.
    No Jobs=No Economy.

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  36. dallasdan says:

    It’s killing, just KILLING the dems and msm to have this happening. I must be a sadist because I’m loving it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • fred5678 says:

      No, just a severe attack of Schadenfreude — don’t worry, it won’t go away for at least 7 years, but you will get used to it.

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  37. churchmouse says:

    Q reference (msg 844):
    http://www.thestoryofq.com/

    ‘Mar 5 2018 06:39:53
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    554846
    BOOM
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    Q’

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  38. Michael says:

    What is unspoken is where the ore will come from. Look at the ownership and think northern range. Which would be huge

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  39. fred5678 says:

    Imagine Schumer and Pelosi private meetings on election 2018 midterm messaging strategy with “bad news” arriving almost hourly!!!

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  40. Ms B says:

    It’s amazing what this President can do with his magic wand! 😆

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  41. Mike diamond says:

    Ask CNN why they didn’t want to talk about all the money Obama gave to Iran!!????now see the real man the real leader! D J Trump taking care of our steal workers! Caring about more jobs for the american people! CNN and Obama only care about themselves!!!!!

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  42. Great news. I grew up and went to high school in Lorain, Ohio. I have had a paddle boarding business in Lorain, Ohio for six years and have paddled past the steel mill many times. My grandfather worked at the US Steel Mill (now Republic) when it employed around 20,000 people. Unfortunately 50 years of Dem leadership in Lorain has turned it into a shithole. The School system is under state control. Dems voted for HRC in Lorain probably 60-40 at minimum. It is the ultimate irony that POTUS Trump might kickstart the turnaround. I was also lucky enough to see VP Pence in Cleveland yesterday with 1st row ViP tickets and was able to shake his hand and congratulate him on a job well done. Winning.

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