On Thursday at the White House, President Trump rolled out his steel and aluminum tarriff. Trump was surrounded by American steelworkers wearing uniforms and hardhats just so we could all be clear that the worker are blue collar. You know, in case anyone would mistake that a steelworker would wear a suit and tie to visit the President of the United Stated in the White House. Of course not! Working class people are so quaint.
Scott Sauritch, the president of Local 2227, a steelworkers union in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, spoke at the meeting, telling a story about the hardships suffered by his father, also a steelworker, when he lost his job because of imports during Ronald Reagan's era of the 80's. Sauritch explained:
What that does to a man with six kids is devastating. I never want to see it happen again.
When Sauritch was finished speaking, Trump stepped up to the mic and said:
Your father Herman is looking down. He's very proud of you right now.
There was just one problem, or blessing, Herman is very much alive. Sauritch told Trump:
Oh, he's still alive.
To which Trump replied:
Then he's even more proud.
Cue the jokes—
Woops! He's got him in the grave already before he rolls out his new health plan...— Craig Furniss (@iHollywood12) March 9, 2018
Trump is worst at jumping to conclusions than most of the over dramatic girls in my high school.— Salven (@Salven_King) March 9, 2018
"Well I'm the President of the United States and I say he's dead."— Patrick_B (@patrickfromdmv) March 8, 2018
In all fairness there are plenty of things to be angry at Trump, but this was a harmless mistake and Sauritch did not appear offended. You can watch Sauritch discuss the moment below.
H/T: USA Today