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Steelworker Has Good Laugh Over Trump Thinking His Father Was Dead

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

Scott Sauritch, a steelworker who attended President Donald Trump’s tariff signing said he didn’t take it personally when Trump mistakenly said his father was dead, Friday on CNN’s “New Day.”

“Your father, Herman, is looking down,” Trump said. “He’s very proud of you right now.” “Oh, he’s still alive,” Sauritch replied, before he and the other steelworkers burst out laughing.

“It caught me off guard. But you’ve got to understand, we’ve got the steelworker mentality of we like humor and we laughed about it,” Sauritch told CNN. “You don’t take something like that personal. Maybe the way I told the story that he thought he was dead. But I was just emphasizing the hard times he went through.”

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“Sometimes you’ve got to roll with the moment,” he continued. “It is what it is. I didn’t take it personal. We learn to laugh about things in life. I think that’s the way you’ve got to roll.”

Sauritch also expressed confidence in the president’s tariff plan and believes it will have a positive impact on the steel industry.

“It’s going to have an impact,” he concluded. “I think there’s going to be a great impact. One thing I know, there’s a major impact right now at Granite City, southern Illinois. That community was devastated when the steel industry got hit with China, dumped all this steel into this country.”

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