Six Democratic mayors from Minnesota, gave their support to President Trump on Friday, Aug. 28, saying the president’s policies have improved the lives of residents there while Biden did nothing for the working class, Breitbart reported.
At a campaign event for Trump’s re-election, six mayors from Minnesota’s Iron Range area—Larry Cuffe of Virginia, John Champa of Chisholm, Chuck Novak of Ely, Chris Swanson of Two Harbors, Robert Vlaisavljevich of Eveleth, and Andrea Zupancich of Babbitt—gave their support to Trump and Pence for their second term.
The Iron Range refers collectively or individually to a number of iron ore mining districts around Lake Superior in the United States and Canada, says Wikipedia.
The mayors wrote:
“Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades. We have watched as our constituents’ jobs left not only the Iron Range, but our country. By putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class. We lost thousands of jobs, and generations of young people have left the Iron Range in order to provide for their families with good paying jobs elsewhere. Today, we don’t recognize the Democratic Party. It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class. The hardworking Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats. We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us.”
President Trump has cut taxes on U.S. businesses while imposing tariffs on imports, especially from China, which flood the market at much lower prices and lower quality than domestic products.
In 2018, Trump imposed a 25% tariff on steel imports and according to the Star Tribune, “Iron ore exports were up 42 percent in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year,” medium and small companies began to expand and hire that meant for the families of the Iron Range, a return to life.