Trump in Michigan seeks to win over UAW, blue-collar workers

Posted on AllSides September 27th, 2023
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Trump’s surprise 2016 win in Michigan was fueled by “blue-collar guys who feel that the world has shrunk around them,” said Theda Skocpol, Harvard sociology professor and co-author of “Rust Belt Union Blues: Why Working-Class Voters Are Turning Away from the Democratic Party,” told Bridge Michigan. It’s a group he continues to target as he focuses on expected job losses as the auto industry shifts toward electric vehicles, and economic threats from other countries, including China. One day earlier, President Joe Biden visited a striking United Auto Workers picket line...

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