New York Post By Daniel Halper January 23, 2017
Labor leaders praised Donald Trump for an “excellent meeting” at the White House Monday, the same day the president officially pulled out of a trade pact reviled by those leaders, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
“We’re going to get them working again,” Trump told reporters in front of labor leaders, saying they’d “be discussing” free trade.
Trump’s pullout from the TPP fulfilled a campaign promise and appeared to go over well at Monday’s meeting.
Trump was joined by North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey;, Laborers’ International Union of North America President Terry O’Sullivan;, SMART sheet metal workers’ union President Joseph Sellers; United Brotherhood of Carpenters President Doug McCarron and United Association President Mark McManus, among others.
Nearly all major unions endorsed Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton, during the presidential election campaign.
(Why is this important you say? It is laying the groundwork for the infrastructure spending in building roads, airports and other capital projects. Trump has a plan to get these unions to offer apprenticeships and training programs to inner city kids who at risk and other workers who are American Citizens. Not illegal Mexicans who dominate the construction industry. He is going to set the unions against the illegals. A pathway to become skilled trade for people who are out of work. He is going to open up trade schools for plumbing and carpentry and other building trades instead of financing more Women and Black studies. These working men will be all behind that.
Now unions can be a problem. No doubt about it. But Trump is used to dealing with them in his business and he knows how to handle them. Building is what he knows. He is going to rebuild America and put a lot of people to work doing it. The Union guys can smell that. I know they can be greedy but Trump will hold the costs down and come in under budget. That is what he does with his own projects. He knows how to do this.
All of this is under the radar in plain sight. While the douchebag press is arguing about the size of the crowd at his inauguration he is co-opting one of the strongest parts of the Democratic Coalition. If he can split the union money off from the Democrats and get a bunch of gang bangers trained in for good jobs.....well the skies the limit. It is all happening right before your eyes. But the media will not really report it. Or even recognize that it is happening. It will be a big surprise. Just the way the rallies during the campaign signaled his true level of support. The douchebag press can not see the nose in the front of their face. So to speak.)
(Oh and by the way. The first news media organization called on in Spicer's first press briefing? The New York Post.
It's a new day baby.)