So, this happened today.
Just before he signed off on the steel and aluminum tariffs that he announced were coming earlier this month, President Donald Trump brought up some American workers in the aluminum and steel industries to praise the tariffs.
And the president thought one worker’s very much alive father was dead. And he offered his sympathies to the man for losing his still-living dad.
The president of United Steelworkers Local 227, Scott Sauritch, stood up and explained that his father lost his job during the ’80s due to imports coming in. He noted that his father’s “story didn’t end” while thanking the president for the opportunity presented to his workers and union.
“Your father Herman is looking down,” Trump said. “he’s very proud of you.”
“He’s still alive,” Sauritch responded.
Saving face, the president explained that Sauritch’s father would be “even more proud” of him.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
UPDATE 10:13 AM ET 3/9/2018: Initially, this article listed the steelworker’s name as Scott Sarge. His name is actually Scott Sauritch.
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