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Biden Joins UAW Picket Line in Michigan

President Biden took to the picket line in Michigan on Tuesday, joining striking autoworkers and making history as the first sitting president to do so. Speaking to a crowd of workers outside a General Motors facility, President Biden emphasized that auto companies should be doing as well as their workers. He expressed support for the middle class and unions, stating that they were responsible for building the country. The visit, which lasted 15 minutes, came at the invitation of the United Auto Workers (U.A.W.) president, Shawn Fain, as President Biden seeks to solidify support in a critical swing state. The visit coincides with former President Donald J. Trump’s planned visit to the same area.