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New Website Catalogues Trump’s Broken Promises to Ohioans

Jun 18, 2019

From Health Care to Jobs to Wages, Trump Has Repeatedly Broken His Promises to Ohioans

A new website by the Center for American Progress Action Fund catalogues President Trump’s many broken promises, including his broken promises to Ohioans. The website —
TrumpsBrokenPromises.org — offers a state-by-state view of how Trump’s broken promises on health care, jobs, wages, and manufacturing have negatively impacted workers, families, and communities.

“On the campaign trail, Trump made outlandish promises to Ohio families on health care, wages, auto jobs, and more. Not only is he breaking these promises, he’s making the underlying issues worse – and our new campaign will give folks shareable resources to hold him accountable,” said Alex Wall, Vice President of Digital Engagement at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. “He told folks in the Mahoning Valley that he’d bring auto jobs back and keep existing jobs in Ohio. Instead, he gave General Motors billions in tax cuts and stood by as they closed down their plant in Lordstown, which will cost the community up to 16,000 jobs.”

“Donald Trump’s entire presidency can be summarized in four words: Promises made, promises broken,” said For Our Future Ohio spokesperson Daniel van Hoogstraten. “Trump has repeatedly broken his promises to Ohio workers and families, and his phony brand of populism has left Ohioans and our communities behind.”

CAP Action’s new online resource uses Ohio-specific data, analysis, and personal stories to highlight Trump’s broken promises on:

  • HEALTH CARE. Trump promised people in Ohio great health care, but instead he and his administration launched an all-out attack on Ohioans’ health care by trying to repeal and sabotage the Affordable Care Act. If Trump successfully repeals the ACA, 741,000 Ohioans will lose their health coverage and 4.8 million Ohioans with pre-existing conditions will no longer be protected from discrimination. READ MORE
  • PROFITS & WAGES. At a rally in Akron, Trump told Ohioans that his economic plan would grow the economy and raise wages. In reality, Trump’s economic plan has delivered huge giveaways to the wealthiest Americans, while wages in Ohio remain flat. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has taken away safeguards that ensure workers are paid overtime. As a result, Ohioans are losing $37 million in wages each year. READ MORE
  • TAXES. Trump promised massive tax cuts for the middle class, but Trump’s $2 trillion tax law primarily benefits large corporations and wealthy individuals. In fact, many Ohio families are worse off: The average tax cut that working- and middle-class Ohioans received was less than half the additional premium costs for families due to Trump’s health care sabotage. READ MORE
  • AUTO MANUFACTURING. One of Trump’s most high-profile campaign promises was saving and bringing back manufacturing jobs in Ohio. Despite raking in billions in profits from Trump’s 2017 tax cuts, General Motors closed its Lordstown, Ohio plant and eliminated thousands of Ohio jobs. READ MORE

For more on the impact of Trump’s broken promises, visit TrumpsBrokenPromises.org/Ohio.


For Our Future Ohio (FOF-OH) is a statewide coalition organization that builds progressive power through voter engagement and community organizing to create shared economic prosperity, strengthen public education, advance social and racial justice, and preserve the environment. FOF-OH’s founding partners are the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, American Federation of Teachers, Communications Workers of America, National Education Association, and NextGen America.