Democrats Worry That President Trump Outfoxed Joe Biden On Union Auto Workers Strike

by J Pelkey
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Some Democrats are worried that President Trump outfoxed Joe Biden in response to the auto workers union strike by planning to deliver a speech in Detroit next week.

Trump has opted to skip the upcoming Republican primary debate Wednesday, September 27 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Instead, he will be in Detroit, addressing a crowd of more than 500 current and former auto union members.

In an unprecedented move, members of the 150,000-strong United Auto Workers Union went on strike against the “Big 3” automakers at midnight on Thursday, following unsuccessful negotiations.

The “Big 3” includes Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, the newly-established merger of Fiat Chrysler and the PSA Group.

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Politico reported:

Some Joe Biden allies fear that Donald Trump is outmaneuvering them on the auto workers’ strike with his decision to head to Detroit for a speech next week.

Democrats close to the White House said they saw Trump’s trip as a plainly cynical ploy to gain political advantage from the current United Auto Workers strike at three plants. But they also worry it is a sign that the ex-president had a more sophisticated campaign than in previous cycles — and that Biden’s operation needs to step it up.

A union adviser, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to offer a blunt evaluation, said Trump “is still himself and will say and do crazy shit.” But, the person added, “he actually has people who know what they’re doing. He boxed Biden in. It was kinda genius.”

“Trump scooped us. Now if we announce we’re going, it looks like we’re just going because of Trump,” said a national Democratic strategist. “We waited too long. That’s the challenge.”

The strike revolves around demands for increased wages and assurances that the transition to electric vehicles within the automotive industry will not jeopardize their compensation or job security.

More from Breitbart:

Former President Donald Trump will appear with striking union members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) in Detroit, Michigan, as his opponents squabble for the spotlight on the debate stage on September 27, according to a report that multiple sources have confirmed to Breitbart News.

The New York Times first reported on Trump’s forthcoming appearance with Detroit auto workers striking against the big three automakers — General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis — which will serve as counter-programming to the GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

The GOP frontrunner will deliver a “prime-time speech before current and former union members,” according to the Times, as they strike for higher wages following 40-year-high inflation and seek commitments from automakers and the federal government that Biden’s electrical vehicle agenda will not threaten their jobs or pay, as Breitbart News has documented.

Multiple Trump aides have confirmed the 45th president’s plans to Breitbart News.

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