Trump attacks Biden, Whitmer, Fain on metro Detroit radio

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Former President Donald Trump delivered a primary day message of his own to Michiganders, calling in to WFDF-AM (910) in metro Detroit on Tuesday morning to urge voters to go to the polls and trashing President Biden, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and UAW President Shawn Fain.

Delivering many of the same lines that has before – including several claims he made about the auto industry during a speech in Waterford Township on Feb. 17 which the Free Press fact checked and in some cases debunked – Trump told show host Justin Barclay that Fain “should be ashamed of himself” for accepting a deal with the Detroit automakers that didn’t reverse the move toward making more electric vehicles.

“The autoworkers are all in my camp,” Trump said, again claiming – wrongly – that all electric vehicles will be made in China in the future and UAW members will lose their jobs en masse.

He called Fain – who delivered the UAW’s endorsement of Biden last month after the president walked the picket line with striking workers last fall and excoriated Trump as a "scab" – “absolutely atrocious.” As for Whitmer, he called her “a terrible governor who sold you out.” He also referred to Biden as “pathetic… the worst president we’ve ever had by far.”

Whitmer – who is one of the Biden campaign’s national co-chairs -- responded on X, the social media platform, saying, “Listen, I can handle a hit. But his attacks on me are an attack on the progress we've made in our state. Michigan, I got your back. And I won't stop fighting like hell for you.”

Alyssa Bradley, the Biden campaign's spokeswoman in Michigan, also released a statement saying Trump "is attacking two of Michiganders’ greatest champions because he wants to distract from his anti-worker, anti-union, anti-freedom record," citing job growth in the state.

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Contact Todd Spangler: tspangler@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @tsspangler.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Trump attacks Biden, Whitmer, Fain on metro Detroit radio