President Donald Trump has attacked the leader of one of America’s largest labor unions in a misspelled tweet. Trump criticized AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and claimed his union was failing working people.
“Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, represented his union poorly on television this weekend. Some of the things he said were so againt [sic] the working men and women of our country, and the success of the U.S. itself, that it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trump tweeted.
Trumka appeared on ‘Fox News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace and criticized the President for harming American workers. He also suggested that AFL-CIO members would vote for Democratic candidates in the November midterms.
“[T]he things that he has done to hurt workers outpace what he’s done to help workers,” Trumka said.
Trumka said that Trump hadn’t put in place promised infrastructure programs and he had cut some health and safety regulations, hurting workers further.
Trumka said that his members would probably vote for Democrats in November “because Democrats support working people more than Republicans.” Trumka also warned that Canada should be included in any re-negotiation of NAFTA. President Trump has said he believes Canada could be left out of an agreement.
Trump may be worried about his credibility with blue collar workers who helped elect him. He has positioned himself as a champion for ordinary workers, whose votes propelled him to marginal victories in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, handing him victory in the electoral college.
UPDATE: Hours later, the president would resend the tweet out with his spelling mistakes fixed.
Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, represented his union poorly on television this weekend. Some of the things he said were so against the working men and women of our country, and the success of the U.S. itself, that it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2018