Former President Donald Trump took aim at President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Michigan, accusing him of pandering to labor union bosses of the United Auto Workers. Trump used a campaign stump speech in Clinton Township, Michigan, to underscore his commitment to the American worker and what he referred to as “economic nationalism” as opposed to Biden’s globalist approach.
In his speech, Trump emphasized his dedication to fighting for the working class, highlighting the risks he took to protect them from what he described as a corrupt political class that has drained the country’s resources for decades. He expressed concern about the erosion of America’s manufacturing base, particularly in the automobile industry.
Trump criticized Biden’s hastily arranged trip to Michigan, suggesting it was a response to his own planned speech in the state. He outlined his vision for economic nationalism, which prioritizes American labor over foreign labor, American dreams over foreign profits, and higher wages for American workers. He also emphasized the importance of strengthening American industry and defending the country’s dignity.
Trump addressed a diverse audience that included blue-collar workers from various sectors of the Michigan workforce, including UAW members. Despite the UAW labor bosses’ support for Biden, Trump vowed to stand with the autoworkers of America and those who share his vision of making America great again.
He expressed his admiration for the hardworking Americans in Michigan and across the country, acknowledging their concerns about the future and the well-being of their families. Trump saluted these workers, noting that they often do not receive the recognition they deserve.
Trump criticized automakers for aligning with the Biden administration’s push for electric vehicles, which he argued relies too heavily on foreign batteries and rare-earth mineral mining. He cautioned against the move towards an all-electric future, asserting that it could threaten jobs in the auto industry.
In his closing remarks, Trump praised the various skilled workers who contribute to the country’s success, emphasizing their importance in building and maintaining the nation. He expressed his love for the country and gratitude for the dedication of American workers who keep it running.