These are strangely unfamiliar and wonderful times in which we live. Whooda’ thunk that a labor union, any labor union, would find itself praising a Republican president?
That’s exactly what Teamsters President James P. Hoffa (yes, son of Jimmy Hoffa) did yesterday when he praised Donald Trump in a written statement for withdrawing from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), the job stealing agreement inflicted upon the American people by Barack Hussein, a member of the dying Democrat Party which heretofore considered union support a given.
“Today, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With this decision, the president has taken the first step toward fixing 30 years of bad trade policies that have cost working Americans millions of good-paying jobs.
“The Teamsters Union has been on the frontline of the fight to stop destructive trade deals like the TPP, China PNTR, CAFTA and NAFTA for decades. Millions of working men and women saw their jobs leave the country as free trade policies undermined our manufacturing industry. We hope that President Trump’s meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Jan. 31 opens a real dialogue about fixing the flawed NAFTA.
“We take this development as a positive sign that President Trump will continue to fulfill his campaign promises in regard to trade policy reform and instruct the USTR to negotiate future agreements that protect American workers and industry.”