Reaction from the OEC Action Fund on President Trump’s Visit to Ohio

Columbus, Ohio -- The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to David Miller, Director of Communications for the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund:

“Through his recent actions, it’s clear President Trump doesn’t support working families in Ohio. As Trump visits the Buckeye State, Ohioans are grappling with both the closure of the Lordstown GM plant, and the President’s proposed budget, which cuts the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 90 percent.

“Trump has continually refused to put the interests of everyday Ohioans over those of his donors and corporate polluter friends.

“With stops in Lima and Canton, it’s a shame the President won’t visit Lake Erie or Lordstown, which is just a stone’s throw from his fundraiser in Canton, where he’ll meet with donors while workers in Ohio suffer without jobs he promised to protect.

“Trump’s Canton fundraiser dinner will cost $50,000 per person to attend, just $3,523 less than the average household income in Lordstown at $53,523, a number set to drop due to Trump’s broken promises.”