Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), explained the historic change in both political parties, according to which workers now support President Donald Trump.
Cruz described Democratic leaders such as Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton as, “To heck with the workers, write them off, we don’t care about the jobs. We are the party of rich, coastal elites,” abandoning the workers altogether.
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Cruz made his comments at the American Conservative Union’s (ACU) 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Feb. 27.
As a result, a historic reversal of the traditional parties roles occurred, with workers turning out in strong support of Trump, and likely voting for him in the 2020 presidential election as well.
“We are now the party—the Republican Party—of truck drivers, steelworkers, and oil workers and farmers and ranchers and cops and firefighters and waiters and waitresses and everyone that gets out and works for a living — that’s the Republican Party,” Cruz said.
He also noted how the Democratic Party became the party “of Hollywood celebrities and Silicon Valley billionaires and Wall Street titans that sip their lattes and … look down on working-class Americans,” he added.
The Trump administration has been actively working to improve the standard of living for workers, as evidenced by a high supply of jobs, an increase in the search for talent, and increases in minimum wages.
Unemployment also fell to its lowest level in 50 years, according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) analysis two months ago.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia reported on the January 2020 employment situation as positive.
“The January employment report far exceeded expectations with an increase of 225,000 jobs created. For the 23rd consecutive month, the unemployment rate was at or below 4%,” Scalia said.
Since President Trump took office in January 2017, more than 6.8 million jobs have been created.
Extending the view to the economy at large, a survey obtained by CNN two months ago presented a glimpse of the level of public satisfaction.
Almost 76% of respondents believe the economy is “very good or just good.” Likewise, 80% said that the economy is doing well.