Biden and Trump duke it out over blue-col­lar vot­ers with duel­ing UAW strike events

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden will trav­el to Detroit on Tues­day as he and for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump vie for blue-col­lar vot­ers, and a cov­et­ed labor endorse­ment, head­ing into the 2024 elec­tion.
Biden, the self-billed most pro-union pres­i­dent in his­to­ry, will pick­et with Unit­ed Auto Work­ers as mem­bers con­tin­ue their strike against the Big Three automak­ers. The group endorsed Biden in the 2020 elec­tion but has yet to extend him their sup­port ahead of a like­ly rematch against Trump.
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For months, Trump has sought to cap­i­tal­ize on UAW with­hold­ing its endorse­ment of Biden. The for­mer pres­i­dent will deliv­er remarks at a ral­ly in Detroit on Wednes­day evening. Trump’s speech was sched­uled before Biden’s trip was announced, though the White House claims it did not affect Biden’s deci­sion to join the pick­et line on Tues­day.
UAW Pres­i­dent Shawn Fain specif­i­cal­ly invit­ed Biden by name, along with oth­er “friends and fam­i­ly” of the union, to join the pick­et line when the labor group expand­ed its strike on Fri­day. The White …