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Tim Ryan to Blue-Collar Workers: Trump Will ‘Gut You’

Representative Tim Ryan Gets Graphic While Describing The Effects Of A Trump Administration

The Democratic congressman from Ohio was speaking at an event for former President Bill Clinton.

On Wednesday, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) graphically described the potential effects of a Trump presidency while speaking at an event for former President Bill Clinton. Ryan, who addressed “our friends in the trades, [our] steelworkers”, said Trump would “gut you” and “walk over your cold dead body and he won’t even flinch.”

Ryan said:

“That’s what is at stake, and I don’t mean to be graphic, but this guy to our friends in the trades — to our steelworkers who he’s been treating unfairly, very unfairly — he will, he will gut you and he will walk over your cold dead body and he won’t even flinch, He’ll climb over your cold dead body and get on his helicopter, right?”

He added:

“I don’t mean to be dramatic, but that’s what’s at stake.”

Ryan and former President Clinton spoke in Youngstown, Ohio—an area particularly sensitive to the blue-collar economic concerns the Trump brand exploits. Clinton appealed to the working man, contrasting the Trump campaign’s pessimistic approach with a message of hope. “Are we going to build walls or bridges?” Clinton asked, pointedly. “All over the world, people are facing this, and lots of those people have said, ‘Oh no, I want the walls. I can’t stand all this change. I want to go inside, close the door, turn the lights off and hope when I wake up in a few years it’ll be better.”

He continued:

“This is understandable. I completely understand what is going on. But it’s not the right decision.”

Of his wife’s plan to add jobs, rebuild crumbling infrastructure and raise incomes, Clinton was optimistic:

“It’s all doable. It’s a question of whether you believe we’re better off in this election lashing out in anger, or embracing answers. Are we better off voting our resentments or wanting to be empowered?”

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Timothy Bertrand is an author and journalist from Houston, Texas. He is the Associate Editor at Reverb Press and splits his time between covering breaking news and penning thoughtful literary essays.