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WATCH: Third Generation Steelworker Sheds Tears of Joy After Trump Put Him Back to Work

President Donald Trump’s recent tariffs sparked the reopening of a U.S. Steel Mill in Granite City, Illinois, bringing back 500 jobs to the blast furnace and a whole lot of emotion for one third generation steelworker.

Granite City U.S. steel worker, identified as Tony, had been laid off over two years ago and forced to work gruelingly long hours once he found other work. Now, he has his job at the mill back and said President Trump has really done a lot for him.

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Granite City U.S. Steel worker reacts to President Donald Trump's speech

Posted by KSDK News on Thursday, July 26, 2018

“It’s just nice to know that we’ve got someone fighting for us to keep our jobs. It was rough for a lot of us,” Tony said.

When asked what it means to his family and friends knowing that he is back at work, Tony became emotional as he wiped away tears and said, “That we’ve got a way of life.”

He also wanted people to know, “We’re back.”

On Thursday, President Trump spoke at the newly reopened mill. He looked around at his audience of workers and called the reopening a “great victory” and “honor.”

“Together, we are really starting to live by two very important rules: buy American and hire American,” President Trump said during his speech.

“You are the ones who are making America great again,” the president told the steelworkers.

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  1. Richard Misel Jr

    July 28, 2018 at 6:22 am

    GOOD FOR HIM.! I’m still waiting for Trump tp reinstate my class A (CDL ) commercial drivers lic. that those criminal traitors stole from me in 2015. They stole my CDL for NO legal reason. By doing so they violated my constitutional RIGHT’S of LIBERTY and PERSUIT of happiness. They stole my profession they stole my identity they stole my pride they stole my dignity. But I know Trump wont reinstate my CDL because trump do’s not career about truckers and I am one of the forgotten American’s and have been for the 55 years I’v been alive and will always be a forgotten American no matter who is in the white house.!

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