The race for the blue-collar vote for candidates in the 2024 US presidential election continues, while the strike in the US auto industry continues. After Joe Biden on Tuesday, Donald Trump was in Michigan on Wednesday, September 27. And he attacked his successor.
87 seconds is how long Joe Biden spoke to striking auto workers. Donald Trump, for his part, did not visit any picket lines. It was clear that the unionists did not want him there. Instead, he chose to speak for more than an hour at a parts factory where there are no unions.
The former president of the United States attacked his successor in the White House. “Con Joe puts China, Mexico, Ukraine, Europe and Asia first, illegal aliens and environmental nutcases. He puts everything first, but America and our workers come next. I will always put America first,” said Donald Trump. .
The Biden administration’s moves to transition to electric cars have been the focus of attacks. According to Donald Trump, these measures will destroy the domestic auto industry. “By most estimates, with Biden’s mandatory electric cars, 40% of American auto jobs will disappear. Think about it: in a year or two. That’s what they should be talking about, not their $ X an hour “It doesn’t matter what you do every hour. Do me a favor, get your union members, your leaders, to support me, “said Trump. But it will be difficult: while the head of the sector union informally supports Joe Biden, he does not want to talk to Donald Trump.
Winning the labor vote
“In general, the labor vote has been largely forgotten in recent decades. It has been one of the pillars of the Democratic vote since the New Deal, so since the 1930s, the Democratic coalition has been based on vote share. workers. But with deindustrialization, the Democratic Party has a tendency to favor the minority vote that harms the vote of the workers. Since Ronald Reagan, the vote of the workers chose more for the Republicans, not Donald Trump. -invent it. ” , explained Lauric Henneton, professor at Versa University.
“Democrats have recently realized that their support among their most popular constituents in recent years or decades, the minorities, is likely to erode a little, especially among black men and also Hispanics. men. among minorities by reclaiming their traditional working-class voters,” the academic emphasized.