A couple of days after the United Auto Staff endorsed President Biden for re-election, former President Donald J. Trump raged on the union’s chief, Shawn Fain, on Sunday evening.
Mr. Trump wrote on his social media platform that Mr. Fain “is promoting the Car Business proper into the massive, highly effective, arms of China.”
He claimed that Mr. Biden’s help for electrical automobiles would destroy the American auto trade and ship jobs abroad. “Shawn Fain doesn’t perceive this or have a clue,” he wrote. “Eliminate this dope & vote for DJT. I’ll deliver the Car Business again to our Nation.”
The provocation for Mr. Trump’s feedback gave the impression to be a CBS News interview on Sunday wherein Mr. Fain stated that Mr. Biden had “a historical past of serving others and serving the working class,” whereas Mr. Trump had “a historical past of serving himself and standing for the billionaire class.”
Mr. Fain additionally emphasised Mr. Biden’s choice to satisfy with placing U.A.W. employees in September, which made him the primary sitting president to affix a picket line. Mr. Trump has sought to place himself as a champion of the employees’ pursuits, and he tried to courtroom blue-collar employees with a speech the identical week — however at a nonunion manufacturing unit.
Michael Tyler, a spokesman for Mr. Biden’s marketing campaign, stated in a press release, “Apparently dropping the U.A.W. endorsement to Joe Biden has left Donald Trump’s wounded ego with fairly the SCAB.” He argued that the company tax adjustments Mr. Trump signed as president had themselves inspired corporations to maneuver jobs abroad.