(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Shawn Fain, the President of the United Auto Workers (UAW), slammed former President Donald Trump over his scheduled rally for union workers, which is set to take place on Wednesday.
The UAW, which represents around 150,000 workers in the automotive industry, has been on strike against the Big Three, which are Stellantis, General Motors, and Ford. Autoworkers are calling for an increase in their benefits and better wages. The strike initially started in a few select locations on September 15 but has since expanded across 21 states, with 18,300 workers participating in the action.
Trump has decided to skip the second Republican presidential primary debate in favor of meeting with members of the union at auto supplier Drake Enterprises in Detroit. However, on Tuesday, during an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room”, Fain told Wolf Blitzer that Trump’s rally was planned at a non-union manufacturer.
He proceeded to say that he found “pathetic irony” in former President Trump’s decision to hold a rally in support of union workers at a manufacturer that does not belong to the union. He added that Trump’s track record already speaks for itself and that previously, Trump had blamed UAW members in 2008 for everything that was going wrong in the automotive industry.
He further pointed out that in 2016, Trump stated during his presidential campaign that automakers should move automotive plants from Michigan to lower-wage states in order to stop possible production from moving to Mexico. Trump had also added during the same interview with The Detroit News that automakers would be able to return to Michigan in the future as workers would be willing to accept lower-paying jobs just so they could have their jobs back.
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