The U.S. military launched airstrikes against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan only hours after President Donald Trump had a phone call with Taliban negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. After the Trump regime and Taliban signed an agreement in Doha on February 29th , Taliban fighters attacked Afghan Army posts in dozens of provinces. Meanwhile, the Afghan government is refusing to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners, a precondition for future peace talks.
(“Under Trump, income growth slows across the U.S.,” American Prospect, Feb. 25, 2020)
During the 2016 presidential campaign Donald Trump came to the defense of workers at a giant Oreo cookie plant in Chicago, who faced a major layoff due to the outsourcing of union jobs to Mexico. Layoffs of union workers by Mondelez Foods, formerly Kraft Foods, began in March 2016 at the company’s 60-year-old Chicago facility known for paying workers decent wages and benefits. In return for new investment in the Chicago factory, Mondelez insisted on a 60 percent cut in pay and benefits.