Donald Trump spoke at a construction conference and was booed by the crowd

Trump Booed By Room Full Of Construction Workers After Telling Them How Much They Love Him

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Women, Daniel Radcliffe, climate change believers, the LGBT community and Snoop Dogg are among many who have legitimate reasons to dislike the Trump administration.

However, one group whom many believe will favour well during the Trump era is working-class Americans. The President’s whole vibe is to ‘Make America Great Again’ and he’s spoken many times on how the best way to achieve that is from the ground up. Starting with regular jobs. American jobs.

Trump’s a proven money-maker and we all hope this will allow him to get the U.S. economy firing once again. Moreover, as a devoted climate change denier he’s already taken strides to increase output, albeit at the expense of global warming, so he must be liked by working-class Americans, right? It turns out that things aren’t so black and white.

On Tuesday Trump gave a speech at the 2017 North America’s Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference. The audience was made up of construction workers, builders and regulators some of whom were holding up “Resist” signs.

Trump can’t have been pleased with the mixed response. After all, these were supposedly his people. Washington Post reporter Abby D. Phillip tweeted about the welcome.

Trump was in typically confident mood as he spoke of the “tremendous” support he received from construction workers.

“The Electoral College is very very tough, they say almost impossible for a Republican to win, but I had the support of, I would say, almost everyone in this room. We had tremendous support. No, we did. We had tremendous support. We had tremendous support. And I’ll tell you, we really had the support of the workers. We had tremendous support of the workers,” Trump said.

“Tremendous support” from construction workers was not what Huff Post Political Editor, Igor Bobic, saw. He tweeted:

A clearly agitated Trump was in no mood to back down following the jeers. Instead he decided to grandstand. Asking the room full of construction workers if they “would like to make a change, folks? Would you like to make a change? ‘Cause if anybody would like to make a change, you won’t be having to many jobs, that I can tell you. Your jobs would be, be a whole different story.”

That sounds awfully like a threat Donald. You can see the speech below:

The demonstrators were escorted out shortly afterwards, and Trump carried on with his ‘I’m one of you’ rhetoric in an attempt to win over the people whom he described as the “backbone of America”.

“I’ve spent my life working side by side with American builders. And now, you have a builder as your president,” Trump said to the conference. “We are a nation of builders, and it was about time we had a builder in the White House, right? We have a builder.”

North America’s Building Trades Unions endorsed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, and backed Barack Obama for reelection in 2012. Curious then that Trump considers them some of his most loyal supporters.

The President has had a tumultuous start to life at The White House, but is he the worst president of all time? Episodes such as Twitter spats with Snoop Dogg, trying to push through majority-muslim travel bans and allowing internet search providers to sell our sensitive information have really harmed the president, but it’s too early to say whether he will come good for the American people. Let’s hope so.

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