Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Donald Trump on Flint and Water

Donald Trump on Flint and Water

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (R-NY) visited a water plant in Flint, Michigan in an effort to court Black voters in a minority majority city and win a potential Rust Belt swing state.

During the visit, Trump belted out a zinger about Flint, Mexico and water.  While some could see this just as a cheap shot at the host city of Flint, it may have been targeted witticism. 

 Aside from burnished the Trump political brand against Mexico, it also played off of news that Ford Motor Company will be moving all of its small car manufacturing from the United States to Mexico in order to produce a profitable product. Such a move would hurt automotive jobs in Michigan and goes against Trump's mantra "To Make America Great Again." 

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