Profile image
By Angel Mer Chalk
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:


Saturday, February 20, 2016 11:49
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

The billionaire businessman stumps in the Midwest as he leads the field of candidates in the Republican presidential race.



Aproximently three hours before Donald Trump’s airplane arrived, twenty minutes south of where he would give a speech the general public assembled outside the Flint Assembly Plant to take look into the past.

 Many in which were retired, come together with friends.

 They reminisced on how the place used to be.


Jerry Hubbard, who retired in 2001 said “I worked at Plant 36,”from “Buick City” complex that was dismantled as the auto jobs, “It’s all gone. It’s all limestone. You can’t rape a place like that. General Motors jobs made this place.”


Only one Presidential Candidate seemed to care: Donald Trump. “A lot of what he says hits a chord with me,” said Hubbard. “Immigration and jobs going to China — this area’s really suffered from that. I just like somebody that stands up for what he speaks about.”

Trump’s rise and persistence as a presidential candidate has been credited to name recognition, to voter anger and to a specific contempt for the Republican Party establishment. But he is also the candidate talking most directly about the loss of manufacturing jobs to foreign countries.


Image result for donald trump debate images


In the Democratic race, Sen. Bernie Sanders, has adopted a similar theme, but Trump’s appeal here captured something that went beyond policy: a brew of impossible nostalgia coupled with a pledge to destroy other countries, most notably China, in negotiations.


On Twitter, “Make America Great Again” is a goofy, meme-ready slogan, best displayed on ironic hats.


There are places, such as Michigan, where it makes real sense.


That was on full display at a rollicking news conference and campaign rally where Trump again and again attacked “stupid” American leaders who were buffaloed by “cunning” Mexican and Chinese politicians.


Flint and Saginaw, the towns south and north of Trump’s speech on Tuesday voted for Democrats.


Democrats who were attempting to build over the historical land marks for new businesses on the Brownfields.

 Then came Trump,   which promised the universe.


Repersentive Dan Kildee, who represents Flint and a swath of cities and small towns north around Lake Huron declared said, “Obviously, he’s saying things that are popular.”  “We need to be able to fight against currency manipulation with all the tools against us.”


Image result for donald trump

Gerald Woodruff, who is age sixty five, came to the open house with 2 objectives.


  1. To comprehend how the factory that made automobiles had been downsized.
  2.  To witness the Walter P. Reuther award.


In which was named for the renounced president of the United Auto Workers.

Which was mounted in honor of Woodruff’s father.

Mer. Woodruff walked to the UAW Local 598 office, which was being closed for the celebration.

There is a sign planted outside.



It says:


“Foreign made automobiles are not welcome here.


And may be towed away at the owner’s expense.

Buy Union Buy American.”


In many cases sometimes a republican, he was impressed by Trump. “I watched the debate.


 Fox singled him out in that opening question.” The news casters asked tough questions to the candidates, but they went after him because he’s touching a nerve. If Republicans can capitalize on that, they’ll do pretty good.”


What buttons was Donald Trump pushing exactly?


“I think it’s wrong for an American business to move their business out of the United States to keep from paying taxes, but keep us as a marketplace,” Woodruff answered.


Nearly three thousand individuals was there to see Trump in Birch Run.


Several of the citizens had been there for through the worst times.




Holly Gaul, age 58 said “I remember my dad in the late 1970s.  “He was a journeyman electrician. With the things at the time that were going on with GM, he knew his profession was going to be gone. And it was.”



There was employment, however not the kind people could live on.


“Women my age are taking the McDonald’s jobs that the high school kids used to get,” Gaul said. “I’ve been waiting for a stronger president, somebody that I could look up to and respect again. He could stand up to those other countries. It’s wrong when they can build furniture in China and ship it here cheaper than it costs us to build it here.”


Image result for donald trump in debates


A man named Bob Parsons, told them, “Back when our economy took a dump, I had to go to Afghanistan,” “I had to work there as a product relations manager, just to build our retirement back up. There were no jobs in Michigan to be had. They’re not fair to what’s coming over, as far as the trade goes. For example, 100,000 cars come over here; 5,000 go over there. I like what he says: If they don’t let us send them there, we don’t take their stuff.”


Mr. Parsons’s wife, Brenda, nodding her head, interrupted to explain why she trusted Trump.


Saying, “He’s a businessman.” “Being a businessman, he knows the ways around. I don’t think he’d go to Congress and ask. I think he’d just do it.”


Mr. Parsons enlightened that Trump can overlook lobbyists.


The ones hungry to sell out America for a buck, who weakened the trade deals.


He also mentioned, “You wouldn’t believe how many young kids I met in Afghanistan who have their degrees but can’t find jobs at home.” “I compare Donald Trump to Ronald Reagan. He lets people know what he’s going to do, not what to ask for.”


When Trump went on stage, he defiantly delivered.


 He went after China, and frolicked out one of his favorite scenarios (that works the Oval Office phones).


To whom ignored the president of Ford and his lobbyists.


As Well as the wage tax war on the company for transferring jobs to Mexico.


Fallowing he proclaimed, “Ford is building a $2.5 billion plant in Mexico.”  “I’ll actually give them a good idea. Why don’t we just let the illegals drive the cars and trucks right into our country?”  “I would say, the deal is not going to be approved, I won’t allow it. I want that plant in the United States, preferably here. So then I only have one question: Do they move the plant to the United States the same day or a day later?”


The crowd loved hearing what Trump said.


Even a woman could be heard shouting: “Detroit!”


The following morning, like many morning, students and job enquirers occupied the parking lot.


That was shared by Mott Community College and the Michigan Works job service center.


As well as a group of GED students stood near a gazebo, killing time.



Calvin Mannerly, age 39, laid out his résumé.




“Four-time father,” he said. “School by day, bouncer at night. Kick ass and get paid for it. Can’t ask for more.”


DeAndre Cummings, age 28, defined exactly how he got employed at Head Start and avoided “one of the fast-food jobs” that was too easy to settle for.

Lisa Hummel, a 34-year-old, who was studied to become a nurse, explained that that China’s unfair attempts took away good jobs.


 Lisa proclaimed, “They’ve got lower safety standards,” “You know, the toys with lead paint.”


She was the trio’s lone Trump supporter.


The mention Donald Trump’s name triggered howls and heckles.


 Even from individuals standing adjacent that were acting like they weren’t listening.


She even said, “He’s got good business skill.’ “I think he can fix the economy.”


“He’s a Republican!” laughed Cummings.


Republicans gives the impression to be in charge of the whole shebang outside of Flint.


Cummings also said,   “We have a broken political culture,” “I’m upfront about that.”” And despite it, Michigan was marching out of the recession with new manufacturing jobs. The one-industry towns like Flint were diversifying. People understood that they could no longer walk out of high school and start a career, so they were getting trained”.


Mr. Snyder said “That could happen in high school, through career training,” “We need to redefine skilled trades as being much broader than what they’ve been. If you’re a welder, you can get a job in any corner of this state.”

Snyder’s calm, enthusiastic theory of the event is shared by some of the GOP presidential candidates.

Such as, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who signed a right-to-work bill.

This was among other things, a statement that controlled labor wouldn’t construct the “new economy”

 Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, outlined the election as an attack toward the future


Away from yearning for employment that does not make sense.


 Former Florida governor Jeb Bush’s “right to rise” concept undertakes further more legal immigrants involvement a  “native-born Americans,” as does Snyder.


Snyder, born from immigrants, said, “On average, they create 2 1/jobs for every position they hold.”


At least that is what people say.


Image result for republican front runners


During lunch on Wednesday there was just a small crowd at the Wooden Kettle, a bar and restaurant near Flint Assembly.


 It was dollar beer day, (hmm) domestics only, and the patrons were separated between individuals getting a burger before the next shift, and regulars who was there when the bar opened forty- seven years ago.


The televisions were regulated to a Detroit Tigers game, and a Ronda Roués UFC match.


In which some of the retirees reviewed in great detail.


Jim Coffman, said that Trump had “jumped off the deep end on a lot of things.”


There were things Trump said that made sense.




“I do like the idea of not worrying about being politically correct,” Coffman said. “We need to tariff the people that import and take advantage of us. We need to say so.”


During all this a person asked the mayor, “When are you gonna get rid of the bricks?”


 A man named Dyane Walling, laughed.


Not a single person was going to get rid of the bricks.


Which made up the downtown section of Flint’s Saginaw Street.


The city was redirecting traffic for the annual “Back to the Bricks” celebration.


Vintage automobiles are invited to travel downtown (before their curfew), and to park where everyone could look at them.


Walling cut the ribbon, for the party and then walked downtown.


 He was born in Flint and, moved back in 2006.


He came back with several degrees, lost an election for mayor in 2007, and ran again resulting in winning the nonpartisan o office in 2009.


He said over coffee, “When I was a kid, Flint was already in crisis with the closure of General Motors,” “My early memories of the community are of one struggling to revive and define itself. Those were the years that really shaped me.”



As Chryslers and Pontiacs and T-Birds rolled by, Walling, who is a Democrat emotionally, sure but pointless, described how fallacious Trump’s pitch was; “There’s a very strong ‘Made in the USA’ movement still in this area,” “You’ll see bumper stickers that say: ‘Want to lose your job? Keep buying foreign.’ People understand that if there aren’t middle-class manufacturing jobs from American manufacturing companies, you end up with cheap foreign imports and low-paying service jobs.”

When his cup of coffee was empty, he got into his 2006 Chevy Impala.


It had 145,242 miles on the odometer and a Hillary Clinton sticker on the bumper.


He drove around the melancholy party, pasted a factory site that was turned into townhouses, and into Buick City.


Where the concrete overextended into the deep horizon and, broken up by trees struggling through the cracks.


Every so afton, a small factory with a few hundred, or few dozen, employees projected out.


“Flint’s plan is to add smaller companies that can take care of our workforce,” Walling said.


Trump pitched the super-president on heaving employment back into the U.S., into Michigan.

That was none the less, romantic than any of this.


It is not completely wrong.


Walling’s has been patiently for the future for the federal government to produce a system of “enterprise zones,” the tax-free zones meant to encourage business in shattered towns.


 However, no one has been saying it.


 There is a breach in the legislation as society comprehends them.




The only thing I disagree with him is his belief on a presented should be American.


All of our descendants’ are immigrant or stowaways from other countries that made America.


Hey, look at our founding Fathers. They were not born American.


Yet they created The American Constitution.


There are times that I believe in change.


However, I am a true traditionalist.


Especially when it comes to The Constitution.


People are right, our contusion is the “Bible “of America.


“The land of the free”.


Image result for map of the land of the free


Please feel free to voice your beliefs? 


I was raised as an Indapentant.


So I’m not making my decission yet on who I want to be the next .president.


I just want to  have Our United States to go by the Constution!


I am totally  agenst The New World Order that Obama and Hillary are trying to create.

You can me find and Follow me @ Facebook and Twitter.

Support: Face the Nation

Support: CNN

Support: David Weigel









Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.