Is Teamster-Trump dalliance beginning of end for Dem coalition?

Oct. 1, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the Teamsters union decision to meet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before deciding who to endorse:

“Big Labor should think twice about Big Green advocates like Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s announced opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline sends direct shot across the bow to every private sector labor union. It is clear that their interests are no longer served by a Democratic party that has fully embraced the Big Green anti-job agenda.

“The first step in this Big Labor v. Democrat divorce has been taken by the Teamsters, who are weighing their options for a presidential endorsement. This is clearly out of recognition of not only Republican support forthe pipeline that the Teamsters have supported but also GOP candidates Bobby Jindal, Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and others who came out strongly against fast track trade legislation while the Obama Administration twisted arms to get it.

“The combination of Democrats’ radical environmental anti-jobs agenda and some Republicans’ support for the union position on fast track clearly is forcing Big Labor to reconsider their historical bedfellows. It is this shifting dynamic that may cause national Democrats to pay a real political price for their economically destructive policies.”

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