‘Union Joe’ Spends 12 Minutes On Picket Line, Then Jets To Silicon Valley Fundraiser

  • President Biden tried to burnish his blue-collar image Tuesday by standing on the picket line with striking United Auto Workers in Michigan — for all of 12 minutes — before hopping back on Air Force One for a swanky Silicon Valley fundraiser later in the evening.
  • “Wall Street didn’t build the country — the middle class built the country,” Biden, 80, yelled through a bullhorn to cheers from assembled UAW members outside Detroit. “Unions built the middle class. That’s a fact.”
  • Then the president soon sped back to the Detroit airport to fly roughly 2,400 miles to the Bay Area, where he will hold campaign fundraising events over the next two days.
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