In a drive-in private campaign event Monday afternoon outside UAW Local 14, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gave a passionate speech to local union members, making promises to invest in American workers and create one million more union jobs.
“My plan will create 18.6 million jobs in the next four years, 7 million more than the president’s economic plan,” Biden said. “It would generate economic growth an additional trillion dollars.”
This was the former vice president’s first trip to northwest Ohio this year, just three weeks after President Donald Trump’s third campaign stop in the area.
Biden touted his time in the Obama administration and the auto bailout that helped major auto manufacturers in the region.
“It was more than 10 years ago but you remember it like it was yesterday. It was on the brink. Barack and I bet on you and the American worker and it paid off. I argued the American worker was the finest auto worker in the world. Management screwed it up, you didn’t.”
Biden slammed Trump and how he has handled the coronavirus pandemic, saying he held out on informing the public and cared more about the stock market than the over 200,000 American lives lost, claiming he can do better.
“Why didn’t he tell us? Why didn’t he warn us? He said nothing. He told Woodward he didn’t want to panic the American people. That’s why he said nothing. We don’t panic. America doesn’t panic. But Trump panicked.”
After his speech in Toledo, Biden went on to Cincinnati for another campaign event to mobilize voters.