Former President Trump Stuns By Opting Out Of The Second GOP Debate In Favor Of This Shocking Move.
Trump’s Decision to Skip Debate
- Former President Donald Trump opts out of the second Republican presidential debate.
- Instead, he plans to visit Michigan’s striking autoworkers, showcasing his support for them.
- Trump previously missed the first debate, and during that time, he was interviewed by Tucker Carlson on the platform X, formerly called Twitter.
Trump’s Michigan Connection
- Trump’s visit to Michigan is slated for Sept. 27, coinciding with the debate scheduled at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.
- Trump emphasizes his alignment with the “forgotten men and women” of the working class.
- Trump had earlier visited places affected by industrial decline and other crises, like East Palestine, Ohio post a train derailment.
- Despite criticisms, Trump has considerable backing in Michigan, being recognized by the Oakland County GOP as its Man of the Decade.
Reactions and Controversies
- Ammar Moussa, representing Biden’s campaign, criticizes Trump’s approach towards Michigan workers, emphasizing Trump’s policies that allegedly favored the rich. This has long been a claim made by the left and the Biden campaign, however, it’s largely without substance, and now 3 years into Biden’s presidency there is no evidence that Jeff Bezos or other mega-rich multi-billionaires are paying more in taxes – as Biden has claimed they would.
- The United Auto Workers and Detroit’s major carmakers are in ongoing negotiations to end a current strike.
- UAW’s Dave Green questions Trump’s credibility with organized labor, suggesting Trump’s visit aims to gain votes and sow division, although he would go on to add:
“We just want the president to know, if you’re going to make promises, you gotta keep them.”
President Trump betrayed Ohio workers like my State of the Union guest, Dave Green.
“We just want the president to know, if you’re going to make promises, you gotta keep them.” Watch Dave here >> pic.twitter.com/TF50jaMxg4
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) February 4, 2020
- Trump warns of electric cars shifting production to China and criticizes the leadership for not supporting him.