Former President Trump has chosen to bypass the upcoming Republican primary debate.
Instead, he will be addressing a crowd of over 500 current and former union members in Detroit. This decision, confirmed by his campaign on Monday, is seen as an attempt to “counterprogram” the second primary debate.
Trump’s decision to engage directly with autoworkers, plumbers, pipefitters, and electricians, rather than participate in the debate, is a clear indication of his commitment to the working class.
His choice to stand with the workers, particularly at a time when the United Auto Workers (UAW) are embroiled in a significant labor strike, sends a strong message about where his priorities lie.
Trump to skip the 2nd GOP primary debate…
Do you support his decision? I do! pic.twitter.com/NtZ6exwDyk
— Gunther Eagleman™ (@GuntherEagleman) September 19, 2023
However, this decision has not been without controversy. The UAW union reacted sharply to the news of Trump’s latest campaign strategy.
UAW President Shawn Fain expressed his concerns, stating that the union is focused on fighting against an economy that enriches billionaires like Trump at the expense of workers. Fain previously stated a second Trump term would be a “disaster.”
Despite these criticisms, Trump remains undeterred. He has previously opted out of a primary debate, choosing instead to sit for a pre-taped interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
In a statement posted to Truth Social, Trump cited his significant lead in polls and his successful presidency as reasons for not participating in the debates.
Trump’s decision to address the union members comes at a critical time. The UAW is currently engaged in a historic strike against the “Big 3” manufacturers – Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis.
This is the first time in the history of the 150,000-member UAW that members have gone on strike against all three manufacturers simultaneously.
Donald Trump to Skip Second GOP Debate, Chooses to Address Autoworkers in Detroit Instead
– There's nothing to debate – clearly TRUMP is the Patriot's choice. And trying to talk sense to paid shills of the Democrat Party, like Pence and Christie, etc., is obviously… pic.twitter.com/lf1rS5IFcS
— ⚔️Nevada El Jefe🔥💯TRUMPMAN🔥IFBP (@OldNevadaElJefe) September 19, 2023
Trump’s decision to stand with the workers in Detroit, rather than participate in the debate, is a clear indication of his commitment to the working class.
His choice to engage directly with autoworkers, plumbers, pipefitters, and electricians sends a strong message about where his priorities lie.
Trump’s decision to skip the GOP debate and address the union members in Detroit is a bold move that underscores his commitment to the working class.
Despite criticism from some quarters, Trump remains steadfast in his belief that engaging directly with the people is more important than participating in political debates.