Trump promised to bring back manufacturing in Pennsylvania. He didn't. But will it cost him?

Trump promised to bring back manufacturing in Pennsylvania. He didn't. But will it cost him?

ERIE, Pa. — When Donald Trump came here in 2016, he blasted Democrats for decimating the region’s once-vaunted manufacturing sector and pledged to reverse the decay.“We’re going to put people back to work,” he said at a rally that summer. “We’re not playing games, and it’s going to go quickly.”But more than three years into Trump’s presidency, Erie County has 19,000 manufacturing jobs, fewer than when Trump took office and the smallest number since 2010, when the U.S. was still recovering from the Great Recession.“When you hear that Trump is bragging about the economy, I know better — it’s not...


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