Today, as Joe Biden unveiled his plan to empower workers while creating millions of new clean energy jobs, Congresswoman Dina Titus called out Donald Trump’s long record of enriching himself while hurting Nevada’s economy, workers, and families.
“Four years ago, Donald Trump parachuted into Las Vegas and promised to fight for working families across Nevada. Instead, he has fought to enrich the wealthy and well-connected–including himself–while attacking workers’ rights and advancing a shortsighted energy policy that hurts Nevada’s economy. Home means Nevada to thousands of proud union members and many clean energy innovators who have been left behind by Trump’s broken promises. Nevada’s hardworking families deserve an ally in the White House who will fight to create good-paying, union jobs, jump start small businesses, and combat climate change. That’s why we’ll elect Joe Biden come November.”
BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S BROKEN PROMISES TO NEVADA
Promise: Donald Trump ran for President as “a champion of American workers and a friend of labor unions.”
Reality: You don’t have to look any further than Trump’s own hotel in Las Vegas to witness his anti-labor agenda up close. Trump fought for months against the efforts of workers to get a fair union contract at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. And in May, his hotel laid off more than 500 workers during the pandemic.
Promise: Trump promised that “American energy, harvested from American sources, will power this nation. American workers will be hired to do the job.” [Trump Campaign Rally, 9/24/2016]
Reality: Nevada was set to boost its booming clean energy economy and gain 4,500 jobs under the Clean Power Plan — until Trump’s EPA gutted the CPP.
Promise: “At the core of my contract is my plan to bring back our jobs.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Las Vegas NV, 10/30/16]
Reality: Trump’s tax scam incentivized corporations to ship even more jobs overseas, raised taxes on millions of Americans, and handed massive giveaways to large corporations. Wells Fargo was projected to get a $3.7 million tax windfall before laying off 340 employees and closing their Reno call center.