Former House candidate and ex-ironworker says there is 'buyer's remorse' for Trump in Midwest

Former Democratic House candidate Randy Bryce told Hill.TV's "Rising" on Thursday that there is "buyer's remorse" for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE in the Midwest, adding that states like Wisconsin will go blue in 2020. 

"We're finding out in the Midwest that he made a lot of promises and he really hasn't kept them," Bryce, who is an ironworker and ran for former Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanEmbattled Juul seeks allies in Washington Ex-Parkland students criticize Kellyanne Conway Latina leaders: 'It's a women's world more than anything' MORE's (R-Wis.) seat in 2018, told hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising." "Whether it's we're not going to have to pay for a wall, to we're not going to lose any jobs and these plants aren't going to close down, they're going to stay here." 

"Then he turns around and blames the unions for the plants shutting down. Nothing could be more ridiculous," he continued. 

"There's a lot of buyer's remorse in the Midwest, and I can guarantee [that] in addition to the [Democratic National Committee] DNC bringing the convention to Wisconsin, Wisconsin is going to go blue in 2020," he said. 

Bryce was responding to comments from Trump in Ohio on Wednesday in which he suggested General Motors should sell an idled plant in Lordstown, Ohio, or reopen it. 

“What’s going on with General Motors?” the president said. “Sell it to somebody. Get it open now. Don’t wait.”

Trump in 2016 was able to flip blue states in the Midwest, most notably Wisconsin and Michigan, in part by promising to improve conditions for the region's manufacturers and farmers. 

Bryce slammed Trump for originally promising to bring jobs back to the Midwest. 

"The first district in Wisconsin, we used to be a manufacturing center," Bryce said. "We had a GM plant that's being torn down right now, it was Paul Ryan's backyard in Janesville, a plant in Kenosha, American Motors, that's been torn down.

"They're talking about having to sell their union halls, and these jobs aren't being replaced," he said. "There's good-paying jobs that used to be passed down, you know, from father to daughter that were generational jobs, that once you got in, you were able to work your career, retire, have something to live with, and. you know, enjoy what you've worked so hard for." 

— Julia Manchester