Trump also jabbed at Biden's handling of the migrant crisis, suggesting he "go to the Southern Border instead, and to leave the Car Industry alone!" | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo
Former President Donald Trump slammed President Joe Biden’s decision to join the United Auto Workers at the picket lines, calling on the union to endorse him and lambasting the administration’s electric vehicle policies as a “hoax.”
“Crooked Joe sold them down the river with his ridiculous all Electric Car Hoax. This wasn’t Biden’s idea, he can’t put two sentences together. It was the idea of the Radical Left Fascists, Marxists, & Communists who control him and who, in so doing, are DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY! Within 3 years, all of these cars will be made in China,” he wrote on Truth Social late Friday.
Trump announced Monday that he’d speak to current and former members of the autoworkers union in Detroit on Wednesday, the same day as the second Republican primary debate.
Biden on Friday said he’d join the picket lines in Michigan on Tuesday.
Earlier Friday, UAW President Shawn Fain announced that parts distribution center workers at more than three dozen Stellantis and General Motors facilities across 20 states will join the roughly 12,700 union members taking part in the initial three-plant strike.
Trump has recently attempted to firm up support from union workers particularly in rust-belt and battleground states such as Pennsylvania by pushing populist policies at a series of rallies. Biden, meanwhile, who touts himself as “the most union president in American history,” has sought to quell union disquiet over some administration policies including on energy and the environment.
Trump added that if UAW leadership does not endorse him, “the Autoworkers are ‘toast,’ with our great truckers to follow.”
Trump also jabbed at Biden’s handling of the migrant crisis, suggesting he “go to the Southern Border instead, & to leave the Car Industry alone!”