‘Nev­er lift­ed a fin­ger’: Biden knocks Trump in speech to IBEW labor con­fer­ence

‘Never lifted a finger’: Biden knocks Trump in speech to IBEW labor conference

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden took a num­ber of shots at his oppo­nent in the 2024 gen­er­al elec­tion, for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, dur­ing his Fri­day speech at the Inter­na­tion­al Broth­er­hood of Elec­tri­cal Work­ers’ Con­struc­tion and Main­te­nance Con­fer­ence.
Biden and Trump are chas­ing union endorse­ments ahead of the gen­er­al elec­tion in 2024, with both men rely­ing on sup­port from blue-col­lar work­ers in bat­tle­grounds to secure their respec­tive pres­i­den­tial vic­to­ries. IBEW endorsed Biden in 2020 and again in 2023, just after he announced his reelec­tion bid.
On Fri­day, the pres­i­dent said he added “tens of thou­sands” of good-pay­ing union jobs to the econ­o­my over the past four years while simul­ta­ne­ous­ly claim­ing Trump “nev­er lift­ed a fin­ger” to help labor groups while in office.
“Mat­ter of fact, he lift­ed a fin­ger to put a thumb on it,” he said. “Not only that, he put union busters on the Nation­al Labor Rela­tions Board. The peo­ple I’ve appoint …