American steel is back

Scott Poyner prepares the front yard of his lifelong Granite City, Illinois, home. “I wish I was off work tomorrow so I could sit here and take a picture of the President rolling in front of my house,” he said.

2018_07 25 Trump motorcade route

“Hiding in plain sight in a suburb of St. Louis is one of the great success stories of President Donald J. Trump’s tough trade policies. This is the rebirth of the Granite City steelworks, idled in 2015 — along with about 2,000 steelworkers — under a drowning flood of subsidized foreign imports.” –National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro

2018_07 26 Steel works reopen

A third generation steelworker who was out of work for two-and-a-half years cried when he was interviewed about President Trump and the life he has brought back to Granite City.

Reporter: If you had one thing to say to the people watching about President Trump what would you want them to know?

Steel Worker: We’re back.

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