AFL-CIO’s Trumka: WH Officials We Could Have Worked With on Trade ‘Turned Out to Be Racist’

Wednesday at The Christian Science Monitor breakfast, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he could not work with the Trump administration because the faction that agrees with union leaders on trade “turned out to be racist” while the others are “Wall Streeters.”

Trumka said, “You had two factions in the White House. You had one faction that actually had some of the policies that we would have supported on trade and infrastructure, but they turned out to be racist. And on the other hand, you had people who weren’t racist, but they were Wall Streeters. And the Wall Streeters began to dominate the administration and have moved his agenda back to everything that I think they fought against in the election.”

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