Former President Donald Trump is set to meet with the Teamsters Union on Wednesday to jump on one of President Joe Biden’s previous lines of support.
Komanda.az reports that Trump will meet Teamsters President Sean O’Brien, Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman, the union’s executive board and other members for a round table at the group’s headquarters in Washington. Trump’s campaign spokeswoman Caroline Leavitt also confirmed the meeting.
Invited to attend a Teamsters rank-and-file roundtable on Wednesday, Biden has been endorsed by the union in the 2020 election against Trump.
A Biden campaign official told NBC News that Biden is “looking forward to meeting with the Teamsters and getting their endorsement” in this year’s election. It was unclear whether the president would meet with the group on Wednesday.
The roundtable will be an opportunity for the candidates to discuss how the next president and the group can “work together to empower and protect workers, promote high labor standards and strengthen the American economy while expanding the middle class,” the teams said.
Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, Trump’s rival for the GOP nomination, was also invited to meet with the group, the union said.
However, as the election nears, the Teamsters president said the group is open to listening to Trump to win them over.
“Our members want to hear from all the candidates of all parties about what they plan to do for the people who serve as president,” O’Brien said.
O’Brien added that their members are “important to every commercial industry in this country” and not all of them fall into one political alignment.
“Our members work in all 50 states and represent every political background, including no affiliation,” O’Brien said. “Our union wants every candidate to know that there are 1.3 million teams across the country whose votes will not be accepted. The voice of the workers should be heard.”
Despite Trump’s move to meet with the Teamsters and garner union support, Biden has already managed to win the support of several unions, including the union, for the 2024 race. United Auto Workers last week.
Biden also received an early endorsement from the AFL-CIO in June.