In a fury of tweets early Wednesday morning President Donald Trump came out swinging against former Vice President Joe Biden from the Obama administration. ‘
I’ve done more for Firefighters than this dues sucking union will ever do, and I get paid ZERO! https://t.co/Tw0qwTiUD6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2019
Trump expressed his and his supporters distaste for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) union endorsement. Trump retweeted more than 55 tweets from supporters who said the union was out of touch with its membership.
NONE of the Firemen I know are supporting Joe Biden for President. ?? https://t.co/4fxN35oevu
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) April 29, 2019
The IAFF gave Biden his first union endorsement. Biden announced his presidential candidacy last week after having postponed due to multiple inappropriate instances of touching women.
The IAFF is made up of over 300,000 firefighters. The union did not endorse a presidential candidate for 2016, but endorsed and rallied for former President Barack Obama in 2008 and again in 2012.
IAFF President, Harold Schaitberger has backed the union’s choice for Biden.
“He also has an accomplishment of leadership and experience,” Schaitberger added. “This is about a track record of service and delivery for the American people and for workers – and those workers will be voting in the states that matter: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan. Joe Biden will connect.”
A few hours after Schaitberger’s statement, Trump punched back.
He said “the Dues Sucking firefighters leadership” will always go to liberals, even when the membership wants to go with Trump.
Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to Massachusetts Governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa.