U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a summit with Pacific islands leaders on the White Home in Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 2023.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden‘s choice to hitch placing United Auto Employees in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday was not influenced by former president Donald Trump’s deliberate go to Wednesday, White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated.
“Completely not,” Jean-Pierre stated when requested on the press briefing Monday. “This choice to go to the picket line was primarily based on his personal need. That is what the president wished — to face with autoworkers. That is what you are going to see the president do tomorrow.”
Jean-Pierre stated Biden is visiting the picket line on the invitation of UAW President Shawn Fain and stands with autoworkers, although she didn’t get into particulars of the continuing negotiations between the union and automakers.
The UAW, which represents about 146,000 staff throughout Ford, Normal Motors and Stellantis, has traditionally supported Democrats and endorsed Biden in 2020, however it’s the solely main union that has but to endorse the president for reelection.
UAW staff on Friday expanded their strike to 38 elements and distribution places throughout 20 states, focusing on GM and Stellantis. The union won’t provoke extra strikes at Ford Motor, as the corporate has confirmed it is “critical about reaching a deal,” Fain stated in a Fb Dwell remark.
Trump introduced final week he would skip the second GOP debate in California and communicate with placing UAW members as a substitute.