AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Meeting With Trump
President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled Friday morning to meet with the president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Richard Trumka.
Trumka, a staunch supporter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, has been a vocal critic of Trump.
Fox Business tweeted footage of Trumka’s arrival to Trump Tower.
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Trumka and the leaders of other large American unions threw their support behind Clinton early, despite a groundswell of support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primaries.
Trumps message appealed to rust belt, working class voters who were turned off by Clinton’s past support for trade deals including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and most recently, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
While Clinton once called the TPP “the gold standard,” Sanders insurgent candidacy forced Clinton to renounce her previous support for trade deals that were viewed as unpopular by likely voters.
The meeting with Trumka comes a day after the President-elect met with top labor unions Wednesday, including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Steelworkers. (RELATED: Trump Transition Meeting With Big Labor To Talk Trade, Jobs)
Trumka was seen walking into Trump tower shortly after 11:00 a.m. ET.
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