Trump Downplays UAW Negotiations, Focusing On Predicted Job Losses From EV Shift: 'It Doesn't Make A Damn Bit Of Difference'

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has dismissed the significance of ongoing negotiations between striking union autoworkers and major car manufacturers, arguing that the move towards electric vehicles (EVs) will render such discussions irrelevant.

“It doesn't make a damn bit of difference what you get because in two years you're all going to be out of business,” he said while addressing blue-collar workers at a non-union auto supplier in Detroit, Reuters reported.

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Trump has repeatedly criticized President Joe Biden‘s promotion of electric vehicle production, arguing that it will result in widespread job losses. He chose to skip the second Republican presidential debate to convey his views to the workers in Detroit directly.

Meanwhile, President Biden joined the picket line in solidarity with the UAW union, backing their call for improved pay and working conditions.

The Biden campaign responded to Trump’s claims, stating that Trump was attempting to “distract from his failed track record” with misleading statements about Biden’s agenda.

Both Trump and Biden’s involvement in the dispute underscores the importance of securing support from working-class voters in the upcoming presidential race, particularly in battleground states like Michigan.

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