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Firefighters Union Endorses Biden. Trump Hits Back Against ‘Dues Crazy’ Union Leaders.

On Monday, former Vice President Joe Biden accepted a major endorsement from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) for the 2020 election, prompting President Donald Trump to publicly blast the union leaders for “sucking” dues from their members without endorsing the candidate of their choice.

“On behalf of the International Association of Fire Fighters, I’m proud to announce that we stand with Joe Biden and endorse his candidacy for President of the United States,” IAFF general president Harold Schaitberger said in a video, according to Fox News.

Schaitberger went on to glowingly compare Biden to the firefighters themselves because Biden is a “problem solver.”

“Joe’s a lot like our firefighters,” continued Schaitberger. “He’s a problem solver who cares deeply about America and committed to making our country better. He’s one of the staunchest advocates for working families. He’s a problem solver who cares deeply about America and committed to making our country better. He’s one of the staunchest advocates for working families.”

The IAFF issued no endorsement of Hillary Clinton or President Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

President Trump later accused the IAFF of ripping off their membership by such an endorsement by confidently asserting that many firefighters actually support him.

“I’ll never get the support of Dues Crazy union leadership, those people who rip-off their membership with ridiculously high dues, medical and other expenses while being paid a fortune,” Trump tweeted. “But the members love Trump. They look at our record economy, tax & reg cuts, military etc. WIN!”

“The Dues Sucking firefighters leadership will always support Democrats, even though the membership wants me. Some things never change!” Trump continued.

Former Vice President Joe Biden gladly accepted the IAFF endorsement, promising to “strengthen” unions as builders of the middle class.

“I couldn’t be more proud to have the International Association of Fire Fighters on my team,” Biden tweeted in response. “Unions built the middle class in this country—and as President, I’ll fight to strengthen them and grow the backbone of this country.”

The former vice president then criticized President Trump for “badmouthing unions,” even though he only criticized union leadership for being political pawns that ignore the wishes of subordinates.

“I’m sick of this President badmouthing unions. Labor built the middle class in this country. Minimum wage, overtime pay, the 40-hour week: they exist for all of us because unions fought for those rights. We need a President who honors them and their work,” Biden tweeted.

Later, President Trump tweeted that he only got elected because Biden and Obama were so bad for the country. “The Media (Fake News) is pushing Sleepy Joe hard,” he said. “Funny, I’m only here because of Biden & Obama. They didn’t do the job and now you have Trump, who is getting it done – big time!”

“Sleepy Joe Biden is having his first rally in the Great State of Pennsylvania,” he continued. “He obviously doesn’t know that Pennsylvania is having one of the best economic years in its history, with lowest unemployment EVER, a now thriving Steel Industry (that was dead) & great future!”

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