AMBRIDGE — Donald Trump repeatedly told the crowd at Ambridge High School on Monday that he will bring steel and manufacturing back to Pennsylvania.
After asserting he’s “going to fight for steel businesses that have been taken away,” he said he wants to make Pennsylvania and Ohio “the manufacturing hub of the world again.” The comments brought cheers from supporters inside a crowded gymnasium.
“We’re going to bring jobs in Pennsylvania,” Trump said. “We’re going to bring back steel. Your steel has been stolen from you in this area.
“Your jobs are coming back to Pennsylvania and they’re coming back to this area. That means we’re going to take care of steel workers and we’re going to take care of our miners. Believe me, we’re going to take care of them.”
Trump said he would cut regulations that make it impossible for energy, natural gas, steel, coal and manufacturing companies to compete worldwide.
“We’re going to have companies coming back and new companies being formed,” Trump said. “It’s going to happen quickly.”
He vowed to stop foreign cheating and product dumping, saying they’ve already killed much of the steel industry. Trump then asked the crowd how many people believed China and “stupid politicians” played a big role in killing the steel industry in Pennsylvania. He received an enthusiastic response.
There was no mention of the Newsweek report that revealed Trump used steel and aluminum from China in his construction projects.
Trump said he’s always been proud of the way he treats blue collar workers, and added he even considers himself to be one. He then railed against Hillary Clinton, saying she wants to put miners out of work.
“We are going to keep our people working,” he said, “and we are going to have a lot more people working.”