Union protesters aren't buying Donald Trump's claim that he's, "Good for the middle class"
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
Friday, Donald Trump told supporters that America needs new leadership, especially with numbers that now show sluggish economic growth.
"It's a very serious problem. This country's got some very serious problems. Going to get worse. ....it's going to get a lot worse," said Trump.
Around his table, Hispanic civic leaders and business owners. While Trump made no formal remarks, he did say his campaign is doing very well with their demographic.
"We've been doing very well with latinos. We've been doing amazing. far greater than anyone understands. they want to see jobs come in. we're going to bring jobs," he said.
Trump arrived at his resort a few hours after the Culinary Union protested out front, frustrated that Trump still hasn't hammered out a contract.
In December, workers at his resort voted to join the union.
"We want to tell Mr. Trump we are ready for negotiate our contract," said Celia Vargas.
Just over a week ago, the National Labor Relations Board turned down Trump's appeal of the vote.
"He says he wants to make America great again. All the time. I'm gonna make America great again. How come he no start over here in the Trump Tower with 500 families?" said Geo Arguello-Kline, head of the Culinary Union.
His visit also came as his campaign shifts under new management. Trump has been trying to boost poll numbers that had been slipping.
Trump says he's good for the middle class. He says he will bring jobs back. He says he will stop trade deals.
Ironworker Jason Lindsey, who joined the Culinary protest, doesn't believe a word.
"He makes all his products overseas in china. Come on. Really?" he said.
But Mindy Gannon says everyone has it wrong. Friday, she was the lone Trump supporter in the middle of the union march.
"Hillary and Kaine aren't going to do anything to help the economy. We can see how the economy's been the last four years, the last eight years with Obama," she said.
The Trump campaign told News 3, "Millions of union members across the country are backing Mr. Trump because he represents real economic opportunity, and jobs..."