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UAW President Hints at Strong Support for Trump Among Members

In a surprising turn of events, United Auto Workers (UAW) union President Shawn Fain, who recently announced the organization’s formal endorsement of President Joe Biden, suggested a significant preference for Donald Trump among the majority of its members during a live Fox News interview.

Just days after expressing concerns about the declining sales of electric vehicles and its potential impact on the union labor force, Fain found himself addressing the historical trend of UAW members supporting Republican presidents. Fox News host Neil Cavuto highlighted the substantial backing that UAW members gave to President Ronald Reagan, President George H. W. Bush, and, notably, Donald Trump in both the 2016 and 2020 elections.

When pressed on the matter, Fain acknowledged the democratic nature of member choices, stating, “Look, it’s democracy in action. Let me be clear about this: A great majority of our members will not vote for President Biden. Yeah, some will, but that’s the reality of this. The majority of our members are gonna vote their paychecks. They’re gonna vote for an economy that works for them.”

While Fain did not explicitly state that the “great majority” would be voting for Trump, the context of the conversation, coupled with past UAW support for Republican presidents, strongly suggested a favorable inclination towards Trump.

This development aligns with a broader shift in voting demographics observed by political scientists and experts, indicating a growing trend of support for Republicans among the American working class. Recent polls, such as the March Harvard/Harris poll, reveal Trump’s lead over Biden in a hypothetical 2024 matchup, particularly with a significant 10-point advantage among working-class voters.

The Liberal Patriot highlights this pattern, stating, “The same pattern of Republican domination of the working-class vote appears to be developing as we move toward 2024.” In matchups against potential candidates like DeSantis, similar trends persist, reinforcing the notion of a sustained Republican appeal among working-class voters.

As the political landscape evolves, the UAW’s potential strong support for Trump could play a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of future elections, reflecting a shift in allegiance within key demographics.


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