Trump Claims No Electric Cars Made In U.S.

Trump Claims No Electric Cars Made In U.S.

In a video posted to his social media, Donald Trump claimed no electric cars are made in the U.S. and told auto workers not to pay their union dues because they are “going to be going to hell.”

“I’m telling you. You shouldn’t pay those dues. You should not pay your dues. Because they’re selling you to hell. You’re going to be going to hell. All of those [electric] cars are going to be made in China. They’re going to make all those cars. We’re not going to make any of them.”

Trump’s rant was apparently an attempt to score an endorsement from the United Auto Workers union, by claiming electric cars will ruin the future of the auto industry.

According to Bloomberg News, in reality, there were 320,000 electric vehicles manufactured in North America in the first half of 2022, including 175,000 electric Jeep Grand Cherokees at one plant in Detroit.

It’s worth noting that the auto industry has gained jobs since Trump left office, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment among auto manufacturers and their parts suppliers reached 1,071,600 in June, up 129,000 since December 2020, the last full month of  the Donald’s presidency.

(h/t JoeMyGod)