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READ: Donald Trump Tells Autoworkers in Youngstown, Ohio in 2017: ‘Jobs Are Coming Back. They’re All Coming Back’

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US President Donald Trump listens to a question in the Oval Office of the White House on September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Edelman- Pool/Getty Images)

In a recent Associated Press report, an employee for the plant – Bobbi Marsh – expressed immense disappointment in the president who promised jobs for Ohio.

Marsh said:

“I can’t believe our president would allow this to happen. It’s like we’re in a limbo now.”

But though many blame Trump’s performance as president for the closure, some still think the newly-unemployed Trump voters of 2016 will be just as devoted in 2020.

The retaliation to Trump’s wide-ranging tariffs on China initially led many to predict as many as 715,000 auto industry jobs lost and a 2 million vehicle drop in sales. General Motors’s announcement of the closure in Lordstown as well as multiple other plants seems to vindicate the predictions of months ago.

Only time will tell if Trump voters plan to stick with the President – failed promises and all – or if they’ll finally believe his critics: that he’s a conman who played on their American dreams.

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