Trump: Biden’s Auto Policies Will Be the End of the Road
Former President Donald Trump warned that President Joe Biden’s policies will “annihilate” the American auto industry in a speech ahead of an appearance in Michigan.
Trump’s comments come ahead of a planned appearance at a Michigan auto parts manufacturing plant on Wednesday evening, where he will speak to workers. On Tuesday, Biden showed up in Michigan, joining the picket line with workers from the United Auto Workers union who have been striking for nearly two weeks.
Not all workers were thrilled to see Biden, with some referencing his electric vehicle push.
“He hasn’t really shown us anything. He’s giving companies all these big incentives to push towards electric vehicles and it’s going to eliminate our jobs as UAW members,” Jason Richards, a forklift operator at a Ford plant, told the Washington Free Beacon. “It takes a whole lot less people to build an electric vehicle than a gas-powered vehicle.”
“Joe Biden’s draconian and indefensible Electric Vehicle mandate will annihilate the U.S. auto industry and cost countless thousands of autoworkers their jobs. The only thing Biden could say today that would help the striking autoworkers is to announce the immediate termination of his ridiculous mandate,” Trump said in a statement.
The Biden administration has pushed for a “transition” from gas-fueled cars to electric vehicles, allocating billions of dollars toward electric vehicle manufacturing. The president has the goal of making electric vehicles half of all new vehicle sales nationwide by 2030.
“Anything else is just a feeble and insulting attempt to distract American labor from this vicious Biden betrayal,” Trump’s statement continued. “Crooked Joe should be ashamed to show his face before these hardworking Americans he is stabbing in the back. With Biden, it doesn’t matter what hourly wages they get, in three years there will be no autoworker jobs as they will all come out of China and other countries. With me, there will be jobs and wages like you’ve never seen before. Our economy will grow!”
From July 20, 2023:
“If Biden’s assault is not stopped, American auto-production will be totally DEAD.”
Pres. Trump lays out how “Union Joe’s” own policies are laying waster to American auto-workers. pic.twitter.com/LC9dwOayhg
— Daniel Baldwin (@baldwin_daniel_) September 27, 2023