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7 times Republicans trashed Donald Trump

We think Donald Trump is totally unfit to sit in the Oval Office and have access to the nuclear launch codes. But we aren’t the only ones.

Here are the top seven phrases prominent Republicans have used to describe Donald Trump:

7. That time Maine Senator Susan Collins called him reckless:

“It is reckless for a presidential candidate to publicly raise doubts about honoring treaty commitments with our allies.”

6. That time Mitt Romney called him a fraud and a phony:

“Here’s what I know: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.”

5. That time Joe Scarborough called him a train wreck:

“At long last, Donald Trump has left the Republican Party few options but to act decisively and get this political train wreck off the tracks before something terrible happens.”

4. That time former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal called Trump a madman:

“Conservatives need to say what we are thinking: Donald Trump is a madman who must be stopped.”

3. That time South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham called Trump a bigot:

“He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot. He doesn’t represent my party. He doesn’t represent the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for… He’s the ISIL man of the year.”

2. That time 50 Republican officials said Trump is dangerous and not qualified:

“‘None of us will vote for Donald Trump,’ the letter states …  all agree Trump is not qualified and would be dangerous.”

1. That time Jeb Bush called Trump a jerk:

“Just one other thing — I gotta get this off my chest — Donald Trump is a jerk … You cannot insult your way to the presidency. You can’t disparage women, Hispanics, disabled people. Who is he kidding?”

Trump’s Dangerous Ideas Will Kill Michigan Jobs

Bieber calls on Michigan GOP leaders to withdraw Trump endorsement

LANSING – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber issued the following statement commenting on Donald Trump’s speech in Detroit today:

“All we heard from Donald Trump today was a lot of hot air. Trump doesn’t give a rip about helping working people in Michigan. If he did, he’d hire Michigan workers to make his clothes, instead of producing his ties in China and his suits in Mexico. The truth is, Trump only cares about making more money for himself.

“Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just bad, they’re downright dangerous. Trump said auto companies should close ‘a couple of plants’ and send Michigan auto jobs to other states as a way to cut the wages of Michigan auto workers. That kind of thinking is just nuts. It would kill thousands of good-paying Michigan jobs, and send our economy right down the drain.

“Michigan can’t afford Trump’s reckless ideas. That’s why I’m calling on Republican leaders like Attorney General Bill Schuette, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Congresswoman Candice Miller, Congressman Tim Walberg, and House Speaker Kevin Cotter to do what’s right for Michigan and withdraw their support for Donald Trump.”

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Union-Endorsed Candidates Win Key Primary Races Across Michigan

Candidates Endorsed by Michigan AFL-CIO Won 98 Percent of their Primary Elections

LANSING – The Michigan AFL-CIO issued the following statement today on the results of Tuesday’s primary election. Ninety-eight percent of the candidates who were endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO won their primary races.

“No one should ever underestimate the power of Michigan’s working men and women to make their voices heard at the ballot box,” said Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Yesterday working people won important primary victories in every corner of the state. The results speak for themselves, and the message should be clear – when candidates have the backs of working people, we’ll have their backs on Election Day.”

“Now the real work begins. Our members are ready to roll up their sleeves and do the hard work of talking to voters on the phones and at the doors about what’s at stake this November. Michigan’s labor unions are united and ready to fight like never before to make Hillary Clinton our next president, and elect a majority in the Michigan House that will finally stand up for working people.”

Notable candidates who were endorsed by the Michigan AFL-CIO and won primary races yesterday include:

  • Lon Johnson, 1st Congressional District
  • Ian Conyers, 4th Senate District
  • Rep. Henry Yanez, 25th House District
  • Patrick Green, 28th House District (full and partial term)
  • Michael Notte, 30th House District
  • Ronnie Peterson, 54th House District
  • Rep. Tom Cochran, 67th House District
  • Scott Celello, 108th House District
  • John Kivela, 109th House District

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Michigan AFL-CIO President Slams Trump VP Pick Mike Pence for Opposing Auto Rescue

LANSING – Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber issued the following statement today blasting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for selecting Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. As a member of Congress, Pence “strongly opposed” the auto rescue package that saved GM and Chrysler.

“When the fate of Michigan’s economy was in the balance, Mike Pence stabbed working people here in the back,” said Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “By voting against the auto rescue, Mike Pence voted to let Michigan’s auto industry crumble. Without that rescue package, hundreds of thousands of Michigan workers would’ve lost their jobs, and our economy would’ve gone right down the drain. The fact that Donald Trump, who has already suggested closing Michigan auto plants, would pick Mike Pence as his running mate just shows that he’s totally unfit to be president, and would be a complete disaster for Michigan’s economy.”

During a 2008 interview on Fox News, Pence told Alan Colmes “we strongly opposed this $15 billion bailout to Detroit … The plan that Democrats brought to the floor tonight I think was a disservice to taxpayers, and frankly, it was a disservice to auto workers in the automotive sector in Detroit. There’s — there’s no means to restructure what is obviously a flawed business plan.”


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