Following President Donald Trump’s speech at a newly reopened steel mill in Granite City, Illinois, one steelworker surprised news cameras by tearing up when asked about how the president has helped American workers.
Speaking to KSDK-TV, a steelworker named Tony revealed he was a third-generation steelworker who was laid off over two years ago. Since then, he was forced to work up to 80 hours a week just to survive.
Today, the steel mill in Granite City is open again and Tony is back to work. Asked what it means to his family and friends, Tony responded, "That we've got a way of life.”
Watch the man's interview below:
Wiping away tears, he said it’s “just nice to know that we've got someone fighting for us to keep our jobs.”
“It was rough for a lot of us,” he added.
Watch part of Trump's speech in the video below:
Finally, the steelworker had just two words when the reporter asked him what Americans need to know about President Trump and his economy.
Yes, we are, Tony.