Two Important Words From Granite City Illinois: “We’re Back”…

Last week President Trump went to Granite City, Illinois, to celebrate the re-opening of a U.S. Steelworks manufacturing facility.

If you ever had any question about how important President Trump’s Main Street economic and manufacturing policies are to U.S. workers, well, just watch this interview with a formerly laid-off Granite City steelworker.  [Dusty Keyboard Alert]:

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“We’re back”

That’s the heartbeat of America right there!

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171 Responses to Two Important Words From Granite City Illinois: “We’re Back”…

  1. sundance says:

    Liked by 59 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      I am so happy 😁 that you shared this incredible video! That man was crying throughout. That man and his emotion embodies everything about the election of our President on November 8, 2016.

      Our country was at a crossroad. Either we were going to fight for it or give it away never to have it come back.

      WE Deplorables were able to overcome the MSM, CoC, Globalist, Deep State, HRC, BHO, cheating etc. to make sure that Donald J. Trump would become our President and MAGA!

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      • nimrodman says:

        “We’re not good, we’re just Rucky”

        Liked by 20 people

      • Sy_N_Tist says:

        Succinct, on target.

        Your words need to go viral. With the tweet above, this is powerful

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        • peace says:

          At the very least, one would think it would make the front page of the local news in Northern Illinois! Here, the Daily Herald, paper sibling of CNN, continues to fill its pages with anti-Trump crap and the editorial pages are all anti-trumpers with stage 5 TDS. Pitiful!

          Liked by 7 people

          • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

            Stage 5 TDS *should* be terminal.

            Liked by 8 people

          • Ausonius says:

            And the Chicago press always will be anti-Trump, like the rest of their ilk nationwide! The local ABC TV station here in central Ohio gave about 95% of its report on this event to the protesters, showing their signs and interviewing outraged (Sic!) anti-Trump people. A 5-second blurb with the president saying a few words and 5 seconds with an “anti-protester” (Sic!) sufficed for a “balanced” report.

            Again, this was the local affiliate, not the national ABC broadcast.

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        • piper567 says:

          dusty keyboard, indeed.

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      • Psycho Monkee says:

        “That man and his emotions embodies everything about the election of our President on November 8, 2016”

        Right on Fle. It was bottled up cold anger as we lived through the Kenyan’s scouraging. That’s why it’s so satisfying to re-watch the videos of election night. Tony didn’t say much, he didn’t have to. He spoke for us. 🇺🇸MAGA🇺🇸

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Beautifully said! “Bottled up Cold Anger”

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        • sat0422 says:

          It was not about the color of his skin, it is about how he set out to take down America as we know it. It is about how even today, Obama works to advance an agenda aimed at dividing citizens and critizing Trump for his MAGA strategies. Even our so called “black sheep” of the Republican party (RINOs) are in bed to advance Obama era strategies. I thank God everyday that Trump won the election.

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          • Abel says:

            Sat0422-

            Good point on the difference you just outlined. Pretty simple. One guy wants to make us all great and provide jobs or self sustainable employment.
            Obama/globalists want division and war and conflict, as well as a populace completely beholden to them on welfare.

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      • Tears of GRATITUDE from disappearing desperation.

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      • Ozzytrumpster says:

        This young man now has a future. A good job, family he can take care of. Health care he can afford. A home he can buy with his earnings. He is totally aware of where this has all come from. 2 years ago his future was bleak with despair haunting his hopes, what a turn around

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        If you’ve ever lost a job you really enjoyed doing, if you’ve ever been out of work with no idea of what you’re going to do next, then you can readily understand this man’s emotional response to her questions. We just heard America speaking.

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      • Newton Love says:

        I work in a Contractor Job in Washington DC that I can’t talk about. About 4 months after Trump took over, my job site came to me and said, “We had a cut in Govt funding, and even though we are really pleased that you are doing really great work, we are eliminating your position, effective October 1st.”

        I had 11 days (not even 2 weeks notice).
        I spent 4 months on NO PAY (sucks) before my company could find me another role at the same (can’t identify) Govt Agency site. It was at a $34K per year cut in pay. I took the job, because some pay is better than no pay.

        I’m not bitching, but when some SNAP (Food Stamp) Section 8 Housing (with WiFi) Resident complains that their Obama Phone doesn’t come with unlimited data plans, I have to say, F^&* You! and the Donkey you rode in on!

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        • todayistheday99 says:

          Not to be disparaging, but it’s hard to be sympathetic (4 months is nothing) when I wish a similarly scenario (actually far worse) would happen the every government leech within a 100 mile radius of DC.

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    • Minnie says:

      We are back!!!

      Yes, Tony, President Trump has your back!

      God bless you, sir, all your coworkers and your families.

      You are the backbone of our beautiful, Sovereign America and we thank you ❤️

      God Bless America 🙏🇺🇸🙏

      M🇺🇸A🇺🇸G🇺🇸A!!!!!!!!

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    • Bob says:

      This is fantastic….hopefully the people continue to support PDJT and vote out the goons in Chicago. They will get the union up and running and rip off the workers.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Rebcalntx says:

      Sundance, not only are you so great in your analysis & reporting but you are middle America. You get it. This made me cry because as a single women that has worked all shifts for over 37 years & was unable to work or get hired. I have seen hard times. Seeing this man with a family to support I think the burden & responsibility even harder. Most of the elite crowd doing well chose not to understand. Americans are generous & givers but when you squeeze then even more that is a crime. Thank you for the special post.

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    • kevlarskave says:

      Pride in our country, pride in our families, pride in our work. Many years ago I worked for a company that supported Granite City steel with renal equipment. The economic value of this company’s operation supports many other companies, and people who want to contribute to society. It creates an economic web of cooperation and success. The pride is back. The opportunity is back. America, live the dream, work the dream.

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    • Kenji says:

      No less than ex FED Chief, Alan effing Greenspan said those steel jobs aren’t coming back, that America is now a “service” economy … and this steelworker needs to ‘retrain’ himself to be a solar panel call center boiler room salesman.

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    • redline says:

      “Two Important Words…”

      So many important words, but yeah, these top the list. Thanks, SD!

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      God Bless this man and all other workers like him. Thank God for President Trump….

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  2. Maquis says:

    Back to stay.

    Liked by 14 people

  3. FofBW says:

    This is what it is all about. Family and love.

    Liked by 12 people

  4. Mr. Grabby says:

    Left-wing Economic Policies bring tears of sadness.
    Conservative, pro-America economic policies bring tears of happiness.
    That’s the difference. MAGA 2020.

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    • Falcn says:

      This video needs to be edited and put in a political message of Democrats wanting to destroy this man and millions like him.

      Liked by 8 people

      • swampfox999 says:

        To the elitist dhimmilibs, he’s a deplorable. Thank God President Trump was elected. It very well could have been America’s last chance. But we can’t get complacent now. We need to get out the vote to makes sure the self named resisters never get back in power because they will try to destroy America for good.

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      • swampfox999 says:

        To the elitist dhimmilibs, he’s a deplorable. Thank God President Trump was elected. It very well could have been America’s last chance. But we can’t get complacent now. We need to get out the vote to makes sure the self named resisters never get back in power because they will try to destroy America for good.

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      • swampfox999 says:

        To the elitist dhimmilibs, he’s a deplorable. Thank God President Trump was elected. It very well could have been America’s last chance. But we can’t get complacent now. We need to get out the vote to makes sure the self named resisters never get back in power because they will try to destroy America for good.

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  5. webgirlpdx says:

    If I were these guys I would hate Obama and the Democrats with every fiber of my being. They didn’t give a flying flip about bringing those jobs back……too stupid and lazy to even try. 18 months and the plant is up and running again and they have they’re livelihoods back. Thanks, President Trump.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      The leftists’ desire to destroy factories and ruin the lives of hard working God loving Americans was all part of the plan. They weren’t “stupid or lazy”, they did it on purpose; and they would do it again if we let them get back in power. M A G A

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      • squattybody says:

        “…because some of those jobs of the past are just not going to come back,” Obama said bluntly during the event broadcast…

        They just don’t understand what we’re all about… It’s the ECONOMY STUPID!!

        MAGA on!

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        • swampfox999 says:

          Said the smug enemy of American exceptionalism and the brilliant vision of our Founding Father’s. Like all radical leftists, BHO worships the French Revolution (the template for the Russian Revolution and totalitarianism) and detests the American Revolution (the antidote to totalitarianism).

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        • swampfox999 says:

          Said the smug enemy of American exceptionalism and the brilliant vision of our Founding Father’s. Like all radical leftists, BHO worships the French Revolution (the template for the Russian Revolution and totalitarianism) and detests the American Revolution (the antidote to totalitarianism).

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    • 7delta says:

      Not only do the leftist not give a flip about bringing jobs back, they want to give the remaining ones to illegal aliens and foreigners. Why anybody votes Democrat now is beyond me…not that Repubs are a prize, but, at least, we have a better chance of working with them and weeding out the bad apples. 

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    • piper567 says:

      webgirl,
      I am reminded here of the President’s comment which he repeated several times, during The Campaign, that we will put American Steel into the spine of America!
      Every time he said that, my tears welled up at his beautiful vision.
      He knows…he builds.
      SO happy for these people…this Tony said he considered his work a calling.
      God bless this man and his co-workers.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Trump Train says:

      Exactly. Great moving video. This is 100% what Trump is about………..you can be damn sure everyone of them and their families will vote for Trump 2020

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Dixie says:

    There are still some real hard azzes out there who leave stupid twitter remarks. Hard core idiots. But the majority of the responses are supportive and thankful. God Bless them.

    Liked by 3 people

    • jmclever says:

      Perhaps they are bots or paid trolls. IF that’s the case, then there is hope because people don’t really feel like most of those hateful posts.

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Molly Pitcher says:

    Lesson to self…be like this man, celebrate the good that PDJT has worked to achieve for us..not himself..for us.
    This man’s humility and thankfulness is genuine. No complaining about the past but grateful for the future.
    MAGA

    Liked by 19 people

  8. Canadatrump says:

    That is freedom that’s is America, patriots. Please do not be complacent those fools will take this away from you if you do not do your part. Get every American to vote in the right support for this great man. It is time for the people to help him he has done so much; But it will take you to stand up for him and repel the clowns I cannot wait to see the day America’s support cannot be ignored and lied about from MSM.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Cheri Lawrence says:

      Agree, we need to remember we are in the middle of this takedown. They fight us everyday with all the money and resources to corrupt absolutely and our President is in the worst personal danger any President has ever faced. Yet he continues to reach out to us with such love and strength. We have not heard about the many assassination attempts that have happened already. Thank God for our armed forces behind the scenes dismantling this evil world wide. We have to do our part to support this man and his administration. It has never been so important.

      I am not being macabre, we are realists, this is the truth and we stand strong as the army of god’s light warriors so that nothing like this may ever be allowed to happen again. So precious is our way of life and we lead the way in a world that works for all of us.

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  9. Lev25v10 says:

    “God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?” — Thomas Jefferson

    That same God has given the United States a another chance. Thank you, God!

    “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

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  10. Archie says:

    People should understand that Trump’s policies are MAGA policies and that democrats and republicans and the Freedumb Caucus would never, in a million years, have thought of or enacted these policies. Heck, there are so few MAGA people out there that Trump still has to hire Wall Street stooges like Larry Kudlow.

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  11. NoJuan Importante says:

    That’s a guy that I am sure was raised to be a hard core democrat. But he realizes now that the uniparty means ill to him and his desired employment. and he’s just happy to be back.

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  12. Donna in Oregon says:

    Most interviews I watched of this didn’t allow Tony to talk about the 80 hour weeks he had to put in, away from his family to make ends meet while he was laid off from US Steel.

    Watched President Trump and his administration working toward and show casing thru the Iowa education/employers summit the plan for highly-skilled trade job training and education programs.

    These are the high-paying premium jobs that no other administration would bother to bring to the everyday American worker. This is huge, the Average Class, forgotten worker will really take the Trump train ride away from the Globalists and Wall Street with these jobs.

    Watch carefully for your family and friends where these educational opportunities open up because this is where the money is.

    The Trump Agenda focus is on the quality of the jobs that President Trump has opened up to the American people. That’s the difference between the Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama regimes and our choice for President. President Trump recognizes quality of life matters and doesn’t hold the American people back.

    Trump Unveils Apprenticeship Overhaul
    The president on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at boosting the country’s apprenticeship offerings.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2017-06-15/donald-trump-unveils-apprenticeship-executive-order

    Employers commit to train 3.8 million workers under Trump executive order
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/19/politics/trump-executive-order-job-training/index.html

    The U.S. needs to do a better job training its workers. Here’s how
    https://money.cnn.com/2018/03/01/news/economy/us-worker-job-training/index.html

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Kind of related to your post, Donna, I saw on the local news last night or the night before where the city I used to live is creating its first “Tiny House Village” to help the homeless. The inhabitants must be clean and sober, and (get this folks) enrolled in college and working towards their college degree.

      The bit about the college is because most of those who were camping in this spot had been attending the local community college and then whatever happened and they are now homeless. I was shouting at my TV they need to stop wasting their time on a college degree and go find a real job.

      And I say this as someone with a college degree. But the world has changed drastically. College degrees are now nearly worthless, unless perhaps one is working towards an RN or a scientist of some sort or an engineer, something like that. Otherwise there is no intrinsic value, sadly, as they aren’t taught anything and they incur mind blowing levels of student loan debt.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Yep, Sylvia. Most of the college jobs are not hands on like these high-tech jobs. These high skilled jobs are the same ones that Bush and Obama talked about so it’s been over a dozen years of waiting for the proper education system.

        President Trump can’t fix the infrastructure with American steel and American hands until we get them up and running.

        So 4.1% GDP is just a baseline in the Trump era. We are going to have so many high-paying jobs that Social Security weasels and the dumb azzes like Paul Ryan and his “cut the Social Security entitlement” BS are just going to slink off quietly to Globalist hell.

        The days of tyranny are almost over…..

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  13. Mr_Henry says:

    He mentioned previously working 70-80 hours a week to keep his family in their house. Now he can make it on 40 hours a week. By socialist logic, does this make the unemployment rate go up or down? I’m so confused!

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  14. Wow, very moving.

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  15. Paula says:

    I have a friend who is a fire and rescue guy who is pissed about the latest ruling by the SCOTUS regarding union dues. Can anyone help me explain how he will still benefit from the good economy the President is creating? Or any information on how he will still be OK?

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    • goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

      I’m a teacher. I respect that some may chose not to belong to the union, but then they should’t be protected by the union contract; they should have to negotiate their own contract and ensure their own benefits.
      I HATE the NEA, but my local association protects my ontesrests. I do NOT contribute to the optional PAC..

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      • Albertus Magnus says:

        Folks don’t like the ruling, it is the law. Work to get the law changed if it bugs you.

        Glad to have a SCOTUS that upholds the law as written.

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      • peace says:

        I’m a public school teacher too and applaud the SCOTUS decision. Union money should not be going to political parties and especially not to the uniparty. This year teacher union dues went to support the Hildebeast and anyone who really cares about kids and their education knows this was not a good move on the part of the Union.

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        • Rhoda R says:

          Above and beyond politics – take a look at what the union is spending membership dues on: Fancy golf resorts, high (very high) salaries for union officials…probably a lot of nepotism etc. An audit of union expenditures would probably be eye opening.

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          • Justbill says:

            I have a buddy of mine out in California that retired as a union steward. Bought a half million dollar motor home to travel. I came from a UAW household. All the guys I knew that retired never had that kind of money.

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      • piper567 says:

        goddess, I worked at a State Institution and they also allowed us to opt out of the % of our mandatory contributions used for political purposes, and I did so.
        The Union did in fact play a crucial part in my re-classification efforts, which contributed to a better retirement pay-out for me.
        So, I agree, the positive needs to be weighed against the negative; it is a personal decision.
        Every so once in a while the “Right to Work” movement gains a bit of momentum, but by opting out of the politics, many chose to retain the Union.

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      • MAJA says:

        IMHO, government workers should not have union representation. No one minds the purse when the taxpayer doesn’t have a seat at the table. In San Jose, the mechanics of how police and firefighter unions work with the sj city council to fleece taxpayers while the pols use police and fire dept personnell to campaign for them. Thats not all of it. The county grand jury did an investigation in 2009, I think. It should sill be on the Santa Clara county superior court website.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          The thing that bugs me about teachers is tenure. Why are they afforded more protections than a corporate drone worker?

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      • Mark McQueen says:

        No matter how much I detested union politics I stayed in the union and paid my dues. I didn’t feel I should take a free ride……

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      • Jake says:

        The hard part about public employment is the concept of who is looking out for who. I was a state employee for thirty plus years and then federal. Never belonged to a union but did belong to an employee association. The hard part to accept is “you are on your own”. If you expect someone else to take care of you and watch out for you, you will never be happy or satisfied. That’s a hard pill to swallow but it’s the truth.

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    • swampfox999 says:

      There is a huge difference between public and private unions. Even the demlib saint FDR knew public unions should be illegal. Tell your friend, a great economy raises everyone up. And tell him to look around at the elitist dhimmilibs and purveyors of identity politics and ask him if he can really identify with these haters of American exceptionalism. Remind him that to the dhimmilib elitists, he is a deplorable. Hard taxpaying workers are the last people dhimmilibs give a damn about. Remind him how BHO put crazed environmentalist extremists over the interests of pipeline workers. Remind him how the dhimmilibs put illegal aliens over American workers. Dhimmilibs care only about attaining and maintaing power by balkanizing and dividing Americans, and keeping them dependent on the big government test.

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    • swampfox999 says:

      There is a huge difference between public and private unions. Even the demlib saint FDR knew public unions should be illegal. Tell your friend, a great economy raises everyone up. And tell him to look around at the elitist dhimmilibs and purveyors of identity politics and ask him if he can really identify with these haters of American exceptionalism. Remind him that to the dhimmilib elitists, he is a deplorable. Hard taxpaying workers are the last people dhimmilibs give a damn about. Remind him how BHO put crazed environmentalist extremists over the interests of pipeline workers. Remind him how the dhimmilibs put illegal aliens over American workers. Dhimmilibs care only about attaining and maintaing power by balkanizing and dividing Americans, and keeping them dependent on the big government test.

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    • Lev25v10 says:

      It is a question of freedom.

      Have your friend explain why it is good to force people to pay union dues…

      And then follow up…
      Should they also be forced to buy a house?
      Should they also be forced to buy a car?
      Should they also be forced to buy an iPhone?
      Should they also be forced to get a bachelor’s degree?
      Should they also be forced into a certain type of job?

      Where does the tyranny end and freedom begin?

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  16. missilemom says:

    The Real Deal. Dignity for American workers. This is our future.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. MSO says:

    I didn’t see any of those congress critters that just voted unanimously to revoke tariffs on many Chinese imports. Perhaps they had more important business that needed attention…

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  18. MSO says:

    The middle-class are anathema to the socialists. They’ll hate seeing this man’s job being resurrected.

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  19. Dan Bongino’s Thursday Show (Ep. 771 – New Rules) was TERRIFIC.

    https://www.bongino.com/category/show-notes/

    WINNING MATTERS:
    • We’ve won a record number of new Judges.
    • I care about money and my wallet.
    • My wife, my kids, my life, my business, my neighbors, my employees.
    • My health care.
    • I don’t owe you SQUAT.

    We WIN, You LOSE.

    NEW RULES: OWN the LIBS everywhere, every time.
    • Media Allegations: I DON’T CARE.
    • Liberal Lies: I DON’T CARE.
    • No Apologies: I DON’T CARE.
    • Screw Your “Feelings”: I DON’T CARE!

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  20. kinthenorthwest says:

    There’s were the job Obama said would never come back…

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  21. goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

    If only Toby Keith would perform at a rally:

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  22. Janice says:

    I told my roomate as we were watching….THATS who we are! Awesome.

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  23. Paul B. says:

    I imagine Tony’s going to get some ribbing Monday. But when it’s done, there will be hugs and smiles, if not tears of gratitude, because they all feel the same way. This is what love is – taking care of the next guy, giving someone willing to work a hand up. It’s a win-win, because this has got to be earning the president more votes, while at the same time the media and the Left continue to lose credibility.

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  24. Clara says:

    I was born and raised in Granite City. I moved to the East Coast after college, but my parents remained. My mother passed away recently. My father still lives there. For years and years, every time I came home to visit it seemed like the town had died a little more. Granite City was a community that literally got left behind after the 80s. People who could leave did so. Most of those who remained behind were either already poor or became poor. It was a very sad place to visit. I truly never thought I’d live to see the day when a president of the United States would show concern for the people of Granite City — so much so that he was willing to come and visit, and was actively pursuing policies that would put the community back to work. I know Obama and Hillary would never have been caught dead in Granite City. It represented to them everything that they simply wanted to pretend did not exist in America: A once-thriving working class community that fell apart due to our terrible trade deals.

    I voted for Trump and lost my East Coast friends as a result. Couldn’t be happier with my choice.

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    • Sara c says:

      Than you so much for such a beautiful reply

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Yes, thank you for sharing your story. I always think about the 1000’s of communities throughout the country that ended up like that. Big and small. Just forgotten and neglected shells of their former selves. Left to rot, like they don’t matter. Used and discarded by the corporate raiders, the globalist cabal, the submissive and inattentive politicians, paying lip service on the one hand, while taking big corporate donations with the other. They pay lip service to “Main Street”. They pay lip service for the sake of paying lip service, which might be the saddest part of it all, to be honest. No sincerity, no honesty, no true understanding or respect.

      Obama says: “The jobs aren’t coming back.” Seriously, when I hear that clip it makes me sick. Way to FIGHT for your fellow countrymen, Barry. Way to see the value in a way of life, a way of living that you simply Way to sell them out with policies, lack of interest, lack of priority. Man, it pisses me off. It “takes a village”, right Hillary? Right Barry? A village with shoemakers, and iron workers, and factory workers, and bakers, and candlestick makers, and mom and pop hardware stores, and middle-of-the-road Joe and Mary American to fill out that “village”. And they were forgotten, and dismissed, and neglected for decades. Indeed, “deplorable”. Deplorable… deplorable… think of that. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t hear it with my own ears. Just unbelievable.

      Forgotten no more.

      Hillary says “Make America Great Again” is a “dog whistle” (seriously, Whatever The F*ck That Means, Hillary Rodham Clinton). I say it means what we are seeing with our very own eyes. Indeed, we all KNEW that. And yet… they still don’t get it. And they still don’t care. Eff ’em.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        Sorry for the salty language. I get worked up when I think about some of this stuff.

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        • olderwiser21 says:

          It’s ok, piddles – I loved your post and although I never drop the F bomb myself, I feel the same way! Thank you!

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      • mr.piddles says:

        “Dismissive”, not “submissive”. Though… actually… no… “submissive” is what I meant.

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      • rashomon says:

        The Zero knows nothing, nada, zilch about these workers — their communities, their lives, their pride — and he never took the time when he was a community organizer, a lawyer, a state senator or the president. Nor did/does Willie and Hilarity.

        PDJT knows what it means to work with these citizens and they respect him for it,

        I also saw tonight an interview with some soybean farmers in western Illinois. The reporter was trying so hard to get them to complain about the tariffs. Nope. They knew it might take a while to get prices evened out as their president “works out the lumps”! They voted for him once and they’ll continue to support his policies until the problem is solved. The country is more important than a couple of hard years.

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    • swampfox999 says:

      Granite City is full of deplorables the dhimmilibs really hate. Dhimmilibs actually think they are superior to real Americans like those in Granite City. Remember BHO told them to stop whining ’cause their jobs were never coming back. BHO, the Clintons and the Bushes did their best to kill those jobs and elevate the interests of China and their Wall St buddies. The Clinton’s and Obama’s enriched themselves in the process as well.

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    • swampfox999 says:

      Granite City is full of deplorables the dhimmilibs really hate. Dhimmilibs actually think they are superior to real Americans like those in Granite City. Remember BHO told them to stop whining ’cause their jobs were never coming back. BHO, the Clintons and the Bushes did their best to kill those jobs and elevate the interests of China and their Wall St buddies. The Clinton’s and Obama’s enriched themselves in the process as well.

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    • swampfox999 says:

      Granite City is full of deplorables the dhimmilibs really hate. Dhimmilibs actually think they are superior to real Americans like those in Granite City. Remember BHO told them to stop whining ’cause their jobs were never coming back. BHO, the Clintons and the Bushes did their best to kill those jobs and elevate the interests of China and their Wall St buddies. The Clinton’s and Obama’s enriched themselves in the process as well.

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    • swampfox999 says:

      Granite City is full of deplorables the dhimmilibs really hate. Dhimmilibs actually think they are superior to real Americans like those in Granite City. Remember BHO told them to stop whining ’cause their jobs were never coming back. BHO, the Clintons and the Bushes did their best to kill those jobs and elevate the interests of China and their Wall St buddies. The Clinton’s and Obama’s enriched themselves in the process as well.

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    • swampfox999 says:

      Granite City is full of deplorables the dhimmilibs really hate. Dhimmilibs actually think they are superior to real Americans like those in Granite City. Remember BHO told them to stop whining ’cause their jobs were never coming back. BHO, the Clintons and the Bushes did their best to kill those jobs and elevate the interests of China and their Wall St buddies. The Clinton’s and Obama’s enriched themselves in the process as well.

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    • swampfox999 says:

      Granite City is full of deplorables the dhimmilibs really hate. Dhimmilibs actually think they are superior to real Americans like those in Granite City. Remember BHO told them to stop whining ’cause their jobs were never coming back. BHO, the Clintons and the Bushes did their best to kill those jobs and elevate the interests of China and their Wall St buddies. The Clinton’s and Obama’s enriched themselves in the process as well.

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    • Apollo says:

      Amazing!!

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  25. jmclever says:

    American jobs are back which means that the American family is back as well. A dad who works 80 hrs a week just to get by has no time to be a dad. A dad who can do better for his family in a 40 hour week has time to be a dad. Applies to single moms as well. A person who works 80 hrs a week just to survive has no thoughts of higher callings like where they might spend eternity. With jobs such that people have time to catch their breath and ponder the deeper issues of life, I predict revival in America across all demographics.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      And something to be proud of. A solid job with a solid salary, and working toward a bright future. Something to feel positive about, to feel pride. The psychological aspects are not mentioned enough, but that plays huge in “the recovery”. And the downstream byproducts of any recovery are generally very positive indeed.

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      • Maquis says:

        The man stated it was his calling, what he was born to do. Those are sentiments I know well, and what a blessing it is when you can finally fullfill your calling.

        Love of labor, pride in productivity and ardor for achievement are true American values. This gentleman speaks for many tens of millions of Americans that love exercising their God-given right to work. About 65 million at last counting, and growing Bigly.

        GBPDJT
        🇺🇸

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      • swampfox999 says:

        Granite City is full of deplorables the dhimmilibs really hate. Dhimmilibs actually think they are superior to real Americans like those in Granite City. Remember BHO told them to stop whining ’cause their jobs were never coming back. BHO, the Clintons and the Bushes did their best to kill those jobs and elevate the interests of China and their Wall St buddies. The Clinton’s and Obama’s enriched themselves in the process as well.

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  26. Curry Worsham says:

    Beautiful video.

    Here’s another forgotten man (from February):

    At the next table, Todd Hiester, 61, sits quietly thinking about the past. In 1979, when he was 19, his father got him a job at the Dana auto-parts plant. Hiester apprenticed as a tool and die maker, loved the work, and did it until the company went bankrupt in 2000. The day the factory closed, two men who worked alongside Hiester were so despondent that they shot themselves, he says. Hiester had been pulling in $36 per hour but missed qualifying for a pension by three months. He tried going back to community college for a computer degree, but he never found another job that paid half of what he had once made.

    Hiester says he voted for Trump for a host of reasons: because of the need for Judeo-Christian values on the Supreme Court, because he believes undocumented immigrants are living off government benefits, because he didn’t like Clinton and because of trade. He blames the system for Trump’s struggles and holds out hope that change is still coming.

    “I think his intentions are good,” says Hiester, a soft-spoken man wearing a dark green fleece. “His heart is very good.” He is sure that Trump is doing his best to fight for the working man, and you have to admit, he says, that the President is not like all those other politicians.

    http://time.com/5159859/why-trumps-forgotten-man-still-supports-him/

    Also FTA (February):

    As Vonie Long [head of the United Steelworkers’ local union in Coatesville, Pa.] sees it, no one should feel more betrayed by the Trump presidency than the archetypical Trump supporter: the white working-class voter whom Trump dubbed the Forgotten Man. And yet, to his great frustration, many of his fellow blue collar workers don’t seem to grasp how Trump has abandoned them. As of last month, the President’s approval rating was 46 percent among white non-college-educated voters, down 7 points since he took office, according to the polling firm Morning Consult. “The most vocal supporters of him, they’re just unwavering,” Long says, shaking his head.

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  27. Plain Jane says:

    That’s how we and all the other people felt when Wilbur Ross pulled the people who worked for the bankrupt LTV out from the rubble by buying the mill and reopened as International Steel Group (ISG). Then he went on to buy Bethlehem Steel who may have been on the verge of bankruptcy and then bought several other mills. Wilburine literally saved much of the steel area at the tip of Lake Michigan, and the industries that back up steel production.

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Plain Jane – if you read the above mentioned article in Time, they make it sound like Ross was the worst thing in town – that he pulled the rug out from under the mill and then sold it off to the highest bidder. You should read the article if you haven’t. It is quite the negative presentation of Trump. I was glad to hear your take on this situation.

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      • Plain Jane says:

        Thank you Olderwizer.

        We had first hand knowledge of what went down. We lived it. We love Wilbur, and jumped for joy when PT brought him on.

        I cannot find the link to the Time article that you mentioned.

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          • Plain Jane says:

            TY oldewiser.

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          • Plain Jane says:

            I will read with more thought asap, but I just scanned it quickly now. Arcellor-Mittal IS not like American owned mills of old. It is owned by, or at least was owned by, and may still be owned by an India national living in his mansion in the UK. He owns mills all over the world where salaries are awful compared to US salaries. He is letting the US mill near the tip of Lake Michigan go to pot. Maintenance is awful. Moral is awful since he bought the mills. Sounds like he is bleeding it and doing only what will make quick money. Use up the mills. Trump has no clout over such an owner.

            The article seems to draw its juice from dem voting union leaders who want immediate gratification from Trump. When Ross bought the mill after LTV went bankrupt, it opened as a non union shop. There was no such thing as “ that’s not my job.” When needed management and labor together worked to fix problems. Bonuses were terrific. Union leaders didn’t get their jolly $$$ off the backs of those who actually worked. Unfortunately, it eventually went union.

            I will try to shed more light on the article asap.

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  28. Wretched1 says:

    “That’s the heartbeat of America right there!” TY, Sundance… it doesn’t get any more basic than that…God love us and the people who’s spirit built this great ol’ USA…

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  29. Pyrthroes says:

    After 18 months of 96, this is only the beginning. The contrast with Gangrenous’ eight abominable, faithless, perversely schtoopid years is like East vs. West Germany from 1946 – ’89. Somewhere, in a land behind the moon, a considered Trump admirer will trip over a cobweb and fall through his shadow, busting MzBill-Pelosi-Wigmore (and lately Mde. Coco-loco)’s chops in true Jacksonian-Trump fashion: Take your Rat BS and shove it– Never Again!

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  30. TeaForAll says:

    America is Back
    Build America and Buy America
    Tony spoke to every American who have felt his pain
    New Campaign slogan We’re Back and Opened for Business

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  31. Olga says:

    Wish we had the video of PDT speech

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  32. Cheesehead54016 says:

    That is a refreshing and goosebump producing video. It literally made my great day even greater!!

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  33. ilovevictoriasbows says:

    Jeff Flake hardest hit. No wait, Paul Ryan. Wait, wait, Bob Corker?, John McCain?, Brad Thor?

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  34. Derek says:

    im not an emotional person but damn that made me tear up.. we often forget in this fight that there are real lives and real people benefiting from this…that guy right there and the millions like him are what we are fighting for! #MAGA

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