FARRELL, Penn. (Reuters) - Mick Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald Trump in the hopes he would bring about a renaissance for the long-suffering U.S. steel industry. Now he worries President Trump’s tariffs on imports of the metal will cost him his job.
"This is not what I voted for. I voted for Trump because I thought he’d straighten things out, not do something like this,” said Lang, 59, a third-generation steelworker, whose son also works at the same steel mill in Farrell in western Pennsylvania’s Mercer County. The county voted for then-Republican candidate Trump by more than 24 points in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Some Republican strategists said Trump’s tariffs appeared partly to be timed to sway voters in Pennsylvania steel country, where a special election is being held for a U.S. House of Representatives seat next Tuesday.
Farrell's population peaked at 15,586 in 1920. Its 2016 estimated population is 4,736 -- a drop of 10,850 (70%).
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Wheeling, West Virginia. (1/16/2019)
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