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Shawn Fain, myth buster

Once and for all, Shawn Fain of the UAW had laid waste to a long-time myth about Donald Trump.

Legends abound, from Bigfoot and the Easter Bunny to the Loch Ness Monster and Unicorns.

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain just nuked the myth that’s in a class by itself: Donald Trump is pro-union

“Rarely, as a union, do you get so clear of a choice between two candidates,” said Fain in his Washington speech announcing that the UAW was backing Joe Biden for reelection. The president, he added, had earned the UAW endorsement.

Fain and Biden both spoke on Wednesday to several hundred delegates at the annual UAW Community Action Program conference. The group included a Kentucky contingent.

UAW members loudly cheered and applauded Fain and Biden. They chanted, “Joe! Joe! Joe!” and “U-A-W! U-A-W! U-A-W!” They booed Trump.  

Biden, who sported a black UAW baseball cap, followed Fain to the mic and thanked the union.

The UAW president had demolished Trump’s claim that he’s a working class champion. Trump “doesn't care about the American worker,” said Fain, who flayed him as “a scab,” adding “Donald Trump is a billionaire and that’s who he represents.”

Read the rest at the KY AFL-CIO site.

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Berry Craig

Berry Craig is a professor emeritus of history at West KY Community College, and an author of seven books and co-author of two more. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)

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