‘Never lifted a finger’: Biden knocks Trump in speech to IBEW labor conference

President Joe Biden took a number of shots at his opponent in the 2024 general election, former President Donald Trump, during his Friday speech at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ Construction and Maintenance Conference.

Biden and Trump are chasing union endorsements ahead of the general election in 2024, with both men relying on support from blue-collar workers in battlegrounds to secure their respective presidential victories. IBEW endorsed Biden in 2020 and again in 2023, just after he announced his reelection bid.

On Friday, the president said he added “tens of thousands” of good-paying union jobs to the economy over the past four years while simultaneously claiming Trump “never lifted a finger” to help labor groups while in office.

“Matter of fact, he lifted a finger to put a thumb on it,” he said. “Not
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