Former President Donald Trump vows to eliminate the Biden administration’s costly electric vehicle regulations should he return to the White House in January 2025.
Last week, the Energy Department introduced regulations that call for investing $15.5 billion into retooling auto manufacturing plants to build electric vehicles.
The regulation will make available “$2 billion in grants and up to $10 billion in loans to support automotive manufacturing conversion projects that retain high-quality jobs in communities that currently host these manufacturing facilities.”
Industry contends America is not ready for the EV transition.
“The regulation is way ahead of the public,” Bob Lutz, ex-exec at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, told John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM’s the Cats Roundtable. “The American public is not ready for the broad adoption of electric vehicles.”
Donald Trump Posts On Truth Social in Support to Unionized Auto Workers
The EPA predicts that two-thirds of all new car sales will be electric vehicles by 2032. Joe Biden constantly talks about being pro-union, but his push for electric vehicles stands to cost good-paying union jobs. It requires less workers to build EVs than it does for gas-powered vehicles; consequently, Detroit’s transition to EV will lead to further job losses. The chief of the United Auto Workers is not taking things lying down.
“Shawn Fain, the respected President of the United Auto Workers, cannot even think about allowing ALL ELECTRIC CARS – THEY WILL ALL BE MADE IN CHINA, and the Auto Industry in America will cease to exist!” Trump wrote. “There is already a giant ‘E GLUT,’ they don’t go far or long, are very expensive, and the consumer must be given a CHOICE.”
“Vote for TRUMP, and I will stop this Madness, IMMEDIATELY!” he said. “Mexico & Canada LOVE Biden’s idiotic policy. SAVE MICHIGAN and the other Auto States. SAVE THE AMERICAN CONSUMER!!!”
Trump posted again on Truth Social claiming that Biden was out to destroy the auto industry.
“The Great State of Michigan will not have an auto industry anymore if Crooked Joe Biden’s crazed concept of ‘all Electric Cars’ goes into effect,” Trump wrote in the Truth Social post. “CHINA WILL TAKE IT ALL, 100%. United Auto Workers, VOTE FOR TRUMP. Get your leaders to ENDORSE ME, I WILL KEEP ALL OF THESE GREAT JOBS, AND BRING IN MANY MORE. CHOICE IN SCHOOLS, AND CHOICE IN CARS!!!”
Donald Trump previously denounced Biden’s green energy plans.
“Biden is a catastrophe for Michigan and his environmental extremism is heartless and disloyal and horrible for the American worker, and you’re starting to see it,” Trump said in a keynote address to Oakland County Republicans in Michigan in June.
UAW Ready to Strike
Approximately 146,000 UAW members are approaching a September 14 strike deadline with the U.S. automakers — General Motors, Stellantis and Ford.
Fain’s demands include a 46% pay raise, a 32-hour work week while keeping the equivalent of 40 hours of pay and restoring of traditional pensions “audacious.”
Trump in the past has sought auto worker support by touting the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that his administration crafted, saying the deal created “tough new requirements to ensure more cars are made in American factories by American workers.”
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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