'Endorsements are not votes': Internet indifferent as UAW President slams Trump, backs Biden

'Endorsements are not votes': Internet indifferent as UAW President slams Trump, backs Biden in anticipation of potential rematch
UAW President Shawn Fain supported Joe Biden for President and also slammed Donald Trump during the endorsement speech (C-SPAN screenshot/YouTube, Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: The United Auto Workers (UAW) endorsed President Joe Biden on Wednesday, January 24, during a union conference in Washington, DC, reported The Hill.

Announcing the endorsement ahead of Biden addressing the crowd, UAW President Shawn Fain declared, "Today, I'm proud to stand up here with your International Executive Board and announce that the UAW is endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States."

"We will reelect Joe Biden," he added.


Remarking the incumbent "earned" the endorsement, he said, "This choice is clear. Joe Biden bet on the American worker while Donald Trump blamed the American worker."

Fain cited the President's solidarity during the recent strike when he made history by joining the members in Michigan on the picket line in September 2023.

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Joe Biden speaking at the UAW strike in Michigan (Joe Biden/Facebook)

Biden, campaigning for his reelection bid, will likely face Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, in November.

Shawn Fain slams Donald Trump

Besides declaring the support to Biden's reelection bid, the UAW President also brutally attacked former President Donald Trump.

"Donald Trump is a scab. Donald Trump is a billionaire and that's who he represents," Fain said, roasting the GOP frontrunner.

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Donald Trump is leading the Republican primary polls with a sizeable dominance (Getty Images)

In the lengthy speech, the union president also predicted Trump would never be a UAW member if he ever worked in an auto plant. Instead, would turn into "a company man trying to squeeze the American worker."

"Donald Trump stands against everything we stand for as a union," Fain added.

Biden received the UAW endorsement a day after Trump cemented his presidential race with a decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary. With Ron DeSantis dropping out and endorsing the forerunner, Nikki Haley is the only opponent Trump needs to defeat to face Biden in November.

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According to FiveThirtyEight's opinion polls analysis, the incumbent's current popularity is slightly below that of his predecessor.

Internet reacts to UAW backing Joe Biden

Netizens seemed indifferent to the union's support of Biden.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference in the State
Internet says there is 'nothing new' with UAW endorsing Joe Biden for President (Getty Images)

Social media reactions indicated that the UAW endorsement could only mean support from the heads, not the members.

One user wrote, "Endorsement are not votes, and auto workers are very small in numbers today due to foreign manufacturing! Not a real biggie!"


Another user stated, "All unions will. Nothing new. Unions love liberals."


"The union may endorse him but the members don’t," read a response. Another user opined, "Not the workers... The back room deals don't really represent the members."



A user added, "They are endorsing their own destruction."


"If you ever talk to union members of the many different unions, you would realize that the majority of union members vote independently of their union," said one user.


Another reaction read, "Wow and what’s the reason or is this just the Unions leadership? I think we need to interview the people in the union lol."


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