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Dear CNN: The Most Powerful Union Leader Is Talking Trump In 2020 – Is That ‘News?’

Another one of the left’s ‘safe’ voting blocks is melting away. Just like Obama’s legacy.

Will this make the Democrat strategists go home and re-think their lives?

Or is the party hell-bent for leather in their commitment to their Hard political Left Turn, the embrace of Socialism, their call to abolish ICE, and (most importantly) their anti-Trump ‘resist’ movement?

We’re guessing it’s the latter. While they try to figure that out, the adults in the room are taking a look at who is really represeting the sort of vision for America that produces real results.

Richard Trumpka (not to be confused with the President’s last name) is the head of the AFL-CIO.

Pressed as to how serious he was about the AFL-CIO considering not endorsing the Democratic nominee for president for the first time since 1972, Trumka insisted “we will consider every candidate who’s running in 2020.”

Recalling the last presidential race, the union chief pointed out that “Trump got 3 percent more of our members than [Republican nominee Mitt] Romney did in 2012, but Hillary Clinton, unfortunately for her, got 10 percent less of our members than Obama did in 2012. And some didn’t vote for President or some voted third party.”

Trump gained among union members, Trumka felt, “because people were mad. They were looking for someone who was going to change the economy. They felt there were assaults on their health care and assaults on their pensions. People were looking for someone who will shake up the status quo, because the economy wasn’t working for them. Their wages were flattened and they found that candidate in Donald Trump.”
Source: NewsMax

After pointing out a couple of concerns about where he’s waiting to see the Trump Economy show meaningful change for people he represents, he continued.

… Trump “is going in the right direction on trade and [the AFL-CIO] totally supports a rewrite of NAFTA.”
Source: NewsMax

Trump had already started eating away at the Democrats union base in 2016.

If the economy continues to rock and roll, and low unemployment (not blunted by unlimited immigration) drives employee’s wages higher for the first time in what seems like forever, what do you think is going to happen when 2020 comes around?

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