How Donald Trump’s broken promises failed Ohio | Anywhere but Washington


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How Donald Trump’s broken promises failed Ohio | Anywhere but Washington



After winning the 2016 election, Donald Trump promised to deliver new jobs and economic prosperity to Youngstown, Ohio, a city suffering from decades of decline. But four years on those promises never manifested. Oliver Laughland and Tom Silverstone meet residents who lost their jobs and had their families split by economic necessity, and witness how the demise of the city’s only newspaper made it harder to hold politicians accountable for their failures

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  1. unfortunately businesses are always looking to minimise their expenditure, and if they can pay someone in China a tenth of what theyd have to pay an american in terms of wages. they will do it. its sad but unfortunately thats the reality. And lets be honest, your average westerner is not going to want to do factory work. so they cant complain that jobs they dont want to do are being outsourced.

  2. My honest opinion is if you want to go forward you need new blood, immigrants that have other dna for centuries, because the citizens are now used to be second class citizens. It happens all over the world, rich gets richer, poor gets poorer, in money and in jobs and in succes. You need new young talents.

  3. Excellent reporting, liked and subscribed,
    I don't get it and never will i guess, how do people not see this con man at work after 3 plus years, even before then a simple back ground check would have exposed how he never paid back bank loans, wouldn't pay contractors,, hotel employees, trump university for the HUGE SCAM it was, how he would take money from his own charity and buy personal items. Way before he started screwing up the entire country he was doing it on a much smaller scale.

  4. Where was you when Obama was doing nothing? Oh yeah licking his boots and kissing his ass. Obama had 8 yrs to do something, yet Trump has 4 and all i can hear is a Lefty whining. Trump has done more in 4 years than Biden has in 47 and Obama in 8.

  5. – It was reported that Trump has bank accounts in Chinese Banks. The Chinese Govt. granted Ivanka 8 patents. A vote for Trump is a vote for communism. Vote for American democracy – vote for JOE BIDEN

  6. Youngstown has the 2nd highest rate of poverty in US,- where was the B -oll of homeless people? Drug addicts? People lined up to collect unemployment checks? Im only saying it would've been a good series of shots. Maybe talk with young people, in a town with "Young" in the title. Not a bad piece at all. Very informative .

  7. Had to laugh at "communist China virus" and how that one lady was beating the guy with her Trump flag. These problems are bigger than one president. But Trump is less likely to be looking out for them.

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