Joe is on his way to Michigan.
President Biden intends to join striking United Auto Workers on the picket line in Michigan just one day before former Presdient and 2024 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is set to give an address to former and current union workers in Michigan.
Biden boarded Air Force One Tuesday afternoon; he’s Detroit bound.
Biden boards Air Force One using the short stairs — which he uses to avoid stumbling, according to Axios — and ignores questions as he heads to Michigan pic.twitter.com/b023SO5bRJ
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But is Biden shuffling off to Detroit in an attempt to beat Trump to an all-important voter segment? The White House says that’s not the case.
“This is a decision to visit the picket line was based off his own desire,” Jean-Pierre told reporters during a Monday briefing. “This is what the president wanted to do to stand, to stand with autoworkers. That’s what you’re going to see the president do tomorrow. And he, as you all know, Shawn Fain’s invitation from last week, he accepted that invitation and is proud to do so.”
“This is going to be a historic, historic trip that’s going to underscore the president is indeed the most pro-union president in history, and so that’s what you’re going to see,” Jean-Pierre told reporters Monday. “He’s going to be standing, going to join the picket line, standing in solidarity with the men and women of UAW. That is important for the president, he believes, to do and as they continue to fight for a fair share of the value they helped create.”
Meanwhile, Axios has spilled the tea on Team Biden’s concerns about Joe’s ability to walk.
“As voters express deep concerns about the 80-year-old president’s age and fitness for office, Biden’s team is taking extra steps to prevent him from stumbling in public — as he did in June, when he tripped over a sandbag at the Air Force Academy,” Axios reports.
Should Joe really be on a picket line?
Meanwhile, Trump torched Biden on TRUTH Social for going all in on green energy.
“Joe Biden’s draconian and indefensible Electric Vehicle mandate will annihilate the U.S. auto industry and cost countless thousands of autoworkers their jobs,” Trump TRUTH’d. “The only thing Biden could say today that would help the striking autoworkers is to announce the immediate termination of his ridiculous mandate. Anything else is just a feeble and insulting attempt to distract American labor from this vicious Biden betrayal. 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!”
more over at The Daily Caller:
Biden Rushes To Support Striking Auto Workers In Detroit Ahead Of Trump
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