During a new interview with Breitbart News, former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden for hindering efforts to restore major industries to the United States.
Trump, speaking at Mar-a-Lago, claimed that during his presidency, critical industries were returning to the U.S., but under Biden, this progress has stalled.
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Trump specifically criticized the CHIPS Act, stating that even with its funding, money goes to foreign countries. He highlighted his administration's use of tariffs to protect U.S. businesses and warned against allowing other nations to take American businesses.
“We were moving big on bringing all of that back,” Trump stated. “I did that through a system of tariffs and other things and frankly we’re not going to protect you if you take our businesses. We don’t want you taking our businesses.”
Trump also discussed Biden's electric vehicle policies, stating that the United Autoworkers (UAW) union faces trouble due to the push for electric vehicles.
Trump predicted winning support from UAW rank-and-file members, highlighting issues with electric car manufacturing in the U.S.
He criticized Biden's EV policy, emphasizing consumer preferences, subsidies, and the impact on emissions.
In a later meeting, Trump discussed union support, believing that union workers, including Teamsters, would vote for him due to their dissatisfaction with Biden.
Trump criticized Biden's handling of the auto industry and expressed confidence in gaining support from unions.
Trump concluded by claiming that the Democrats' advantage is eroding, stating that African Americans and unions are increasingly supporting him.
He discussed his appeal to various groups, pointing to a potential shift in the Democratic coalition ahead of the November elections following his strong showing in Iowa that confirmed his lead over fellow GOP contenders.