At least one each of the people holding up the signs saying “Auto Workers for Trump” and “Union Members for Trump” signs at the fat bastard’s Wednesday night cult rally in a non-union machine shop admitted to the Detroit News that they were not in fact an auto worker or a union member, respectively. Neither of the two Trump fans would give their names after acknowledging this.
Not terribly surprising since the host, parts manufacturer Drake Enterprises, is not a union shop and was just the first (apparently only) such business in the Detroit area that was willing to provide a venue for the Orange Autocrat. On Tuesday the company’s president, Nate Stemple told Fox and Friends that “some of our colleagues that we do business with reached out to us” to tell him Trump was looking to hold a rally, confirming our “Four Seasons” theory of how this came together. “We were more than willing to do so,” Stemple continued. When asked how the shift to electric vehicles would affect Drake’s bottom line, Stemple said “Oh, it would put us out of business. If electric vehicles took over today across the board, we’d be completely out of business.”