Trump expected to address striking auto workers instead of attending GOP debate
The big picture: The 2024 GOP front-runner is said to be giving a prime-time speech on Sept. 27 instead of attending the second Republican primary debate, in what is likely a bid to get the votes of auto workers as a historic strike plays out.
- Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.
Catch up quick: The United Auto Workers union launched a strike against General Motors, Ford and Stellantis last week after negotiators failed to reach a deal for a new contract.
- The Detroit Three automakers collectively have about 150,000 UAW-represented employees at dozens of factories in the U.S.
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