Democrats “can’t forget that auto worker, the steel worker” in Michigan, @RepDebDingell says.
“Focus on making sure that we’re talking to White union workers… I don’t believe any of the polls, I don’t think anybody is up tremendously, I think it’s competitive” pic.twitter.com/XL5f7rxR5w
— New Day (@NewDay) October 29, 2020
Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan says autoworkers are telling her they are going to vote for President Trump in November’s election.
“Yesterday, I had some of the autoworkers, who I thought were going to go back to Joe Biden, were very clear with me…they’re voting for President Trump,” Dingell told CNN. “I’m tired of your Democratic friends. They look down on me,” she says she was told.
“I don’t believe any of the polls, I don’t think anybody is up tremendously, I think it’s competitive,” she added.
Dingell was one of the few Democrats sounding alarm bells in 2016 over Hillary Clinton’s potential performance in Michigan and predicting that a Trump win was a very real possibility.
“I was the crazy one. I predicted that Hillary Clinton was in trouble in Michigan during the Democratic primary. I observed that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination for president. And at Rotary clubs, local chambers of commerce, union halls and mosques, I noted that we could see a Trump presidency. ‘That’s Debbie, it’s hyperbole, she is nuts,’” Dingell wrote in a Washington Post op-ed shortly after the election in 2016.