Trump knocks 'dope' UAW union boss after Biden endorsement
Fain and the UAW endorsed Biden last week, with the union leader saying "This choice is clear: Joe Biden bet on the American worker while Donald Trump blamed the American worker. If our endorsements must be earned, Joe Biden has earned it."
Former President Donald Trump on Monday railed against United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain after he made an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" in which he outlined why the UAW backed President Joe Biden.
Fain and the UAW endorsed Biden last week, with the union leader saying, "This choice is clear: Joe Biden bet on the American worker while Donald Trump blamed the American worker. If our endorsements must be earned, Joe Biden has earned it." His subsequent appearance on "Face the Nation" saw him further assert that "Donald Trump has a history of serving himself and standing for the billionaire class. And that's contrary to everything that working class people stand for."
Trump, for his part, was watching the segment and did not respond favorably.
"I had the great privilege of watching Shawn Fain, the President of the United Auto Workers, this morning on DeFace the Nation. He is a real 'STIFF' who is selling the Automobile Industry right into the big, powerful, hands of China," he posted on Truth Social. "55% of the industry has already left the U.S., and the rest will soon be following if I am not elected President."
"He bought into Biden’s 'vision' of all Electric Vehicles, which require far fewer workers to make each car but, more importantly, are not wanted in large numbers by the consumer, and will ALL be made in China," he continued. "I want them to be made in the USA, every type of car, and would require China, and other countries, through TARIFFS, or otherwise, to build plants here, with our workers. Now they are building in Mexico, the biggest plants anywhere, and selling their cars, Tariff Free, into the good ol’ USA. Shawn Fain doesn’t understand this or have a clue. Get rid of this dope & vote for DJT. I will bring the Automobile Industry back to our Country."
Trump has long attempted to warn auto workers of the potential adverse effects to their industry that could stem from embracing the administration's electric vehicle push, saying in September that "Joe Biden’s Electric Vehicle mandate will murder the U.S. auto industry and kill countless union autoworker jobs forever, especially in Michigan and the Midwest."
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