Goodyear Ohio

Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Democrats continue to hammer Trump over Goodyear boycott. “Prominent statewide and local Democrats hosted a telephone press conference Tuesday during which they said Trump tweeting for a boycott of Goodyear products shows the president is against Ohio workers and demonstrates how he has mishandled the economy. The tweet sparked a nationwide debate. On the call were U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, state Reps. Tavia Galonski and Emilia Sykes, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, and Jack Hefner, head of United Steelworkers Local 2, the union that represents hourly Goodyear employees in Akron.”

Toledo Blade: “‘Goodyear employs 3,300 people in Akron,’ [Sen. Sherrod Brown] said. ‘In just one tweet, President Trump put their livelihoods at risk. That’s who this president is. It’s who we will see on display this week.’”

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on WBNS: “This afternoon, I talked with Senator Sherrod Brown, who says President Trump’s remarks will have a negative impact on Goodyear’s sales, stock price, and possibly jobs. The senator also says what he heard during the first night of the RNC doesn’t bode well for Ohio families. ‘No discussion of the 680,000 unemployed workers in Ohio — the tens of millions around the country — about helping them with unemployment, about helping schools that are trying to open safely.’”

Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper on WSPD: “2019 was the worst economic year Ohio had since 2009. We lost manufacturing jobs, we lost construction jobs. Bankruptcies with farms were up … Even before the COVID crisis hit, Donald Trump’s broken promises and his failed policies had already set Ohio back.”

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan on WSPD: “What Trump did crushed the farmers. That’s why you see a lot of Republican farmers moving to Joe Biden … Joe Biden is talking about creating an economy with really good paying jobs that are going to move the industries of the future, and I think Trump is chasing smokestacks … You’re talking about thousands and tens of thousands of jobs if we get our act together and lead the world in this, and that’s what Joe Biden wants us to do.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Democrats have criticized Trump for both Lordstown and Goodyear over the past week, saying he has broken his promises to protect Ohio jobs. ‘Donald Trump promised to bring jobs back to our communities, failed to get it done, then blamed Ohioans for his own incompetence,’ said David Pepper, Ohio Democratic Party chairman. ‘He’s never cared about working families, and a half-baked photo op can’t spin that betrayal.’”

Youngstown Business Journal: “U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, blasted Trump on Twitter for his failure to intervene when GM decided to close the GM plant. ‘Trump never cared about the Lordstown workers. Instead, he broke his promises and betrayed them,’ he said. ‘President Trump promised Ohioans, ‘If I’m elected, you won’t lose one plant.’ Then, GM closed the Lordstown plant and laid off thousands of workers — and Trump didn’t lift a FINGER to protect them.’ In March, Brown added, Trump was unaware that GM had sold the Lordstown plant, ‘after claiming he’d bring their jobs back.’”