Biden Visits Michigan To Support Auto Workers

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( – On Tuesday, September 26, President Joe Biden made the unprecedented move of joining the United Auto Workers (UAW) picket lines in Michigan. This is the first time that the sitting President has taken up a spot on the picket line.

For weeks, both the Biden and Trump campaigns have been focused on providing support to striking autoworkers. While the Biden campaign has maintained its support for the union, former President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that Biden was only supporting the UAW in an attempt to gain their political support.

Locations such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin are all key states in the presidential race and could have a big effect on who wins the White House in the coming election. In the 2016 presidential election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton didn’t visit Michigan during the last few days of the election, and ultimately she ended up losing the race.

Biden’s campaign does not appear to be making the same mistake and has been placing a lot of attention on the state. Still, despite the support for the strikes, the UAW has not officially endorsed Biden in 2024. According to a mid-September report from The Hill, UAW President Shawn Fain told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he was interested in seeing “action, not words.”

Former President Donald Trump slammed Biden on Tuesday over his push for EVs, arguing that the mandate could destroy the automotive industry in the U.S. and cost thousands of jobs for auto workers.

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