(TheRedWire.com) – Former President Trump slammed the electric vehicle industry in a recent speech to Michigan Republicans on Sunday. During his speech, he argued that Michigan’s auto industry was at risk from President Biden and his “environmental extremism” which has not considered the American worker.
In his keynote address to Oakland County Republicans in Michigan, Trump argued that Biden is focused on his “ridiculous regulations” and that electric cars have resulted in “more than half of U.S. auto jobs” getting destroyed. He proceeded to state that suppliers are also seeing their jobs and production “decimated” and that this process is going to continue on a scale that is currently unimaginable to people.
In 2021, it was reported that Michigan was home to over 175,000 auto manufacturing jobs, according to the nonprofit research center Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The report also stated that 37 percent of the jobs in Michigan came just from this industry, which is higher than the number of jobs in many other states.
The Biden administration has been pushing for an increase in electric car sales, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) predicting that by 2032, two-thirds of new cars sold will be electric.
Trump also spoke about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) from 2020, arguing that the deal he had created would have helped ensure that more cars would be created in America by American workers. As he pointed out this was going to be happening in Michigan, but the Democrats have been pushing for only electric cars, which are not created just in the United States but also in China.
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