The president of the auto workers union said he would not meet with former President Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner, while he is in Michigan this week.
It comes after United Auto Workers union President Shawn Fain and US President Joe Biden joined union members on the picket line in Michigan on Tuesday. Trump is scheduled to give a speech to auto workers in Detroit on Wednesday.
“I find the pathetic irony that the former president is going to a rally for union members at a non-union business,” Fain told CNN.
Fain pointed to Trump’s previous actions, saying that the former president blamed UAW members during the 2008 recession. During his 2016 campaign, Fain said Trump discussed moving jobs to the south where people are paid less.
Fain also criticized then-President Trump’s lack of support for union members at GM when they were on strike in 2019.
“I see no point in meeting with him because I don't think the man has any bit of care about what our workers stand for, what the working class stands for. He's the billionaire class and that's what's wrong with our country,” Fain said.