In a stunning move, the Teamsters Union wants to meet with Donald Trump before endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. The move is uncharacteristic of the Teamsters Union, which has historically endorsed Democrat Party nominees.
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) September 30, 2015
The union backs up their endorsements with millions of dollars of contributions to Democrats each year. In 2014, their budget for Democrats, Democrat Pacs, and Democrat candidates exceeded 3.6 million dollars.
The largest recipient of their political contributions is the Senate Majority PAC, whose purpose statement reads “Senate Majority PAC is fighting to take back the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate.” That’s what makes the union’s desire to meet with Trump perplexing.
Trump is running for the Republican Party nomination for president, so the decision of the executive board of the Teamsters Union to reach out to Trump before endorsing Clinton has many questioning their motives.
Trump has declared that he will unite the American people and “make America great again.” While the Teamsters Union is still deciding who they will endorse for president, from all appearances, and from their own statements, they’re considering Trump.
“FOX News has learned exclusively the 26 member board decided unanimously to withhold a presidential endorsement… Union executives told me they want to sit down with Republican candidates, most notably, front-runner Donald Trump who has collaborated with unionized work forces across his real estate career.”
Recently, Rand Paul called Trump a “clown.” Apparently, the Teamsters Union does not see Trump as such; and if officially endorsed by the union, Trump will undoubtedly receive a boost from union voters.
With the potential for an endorsement from the Teamsters Union, Trump stands to gain more credibility with critics who may see him as divisive.
What do you think? Should the Teamsters Union endorse Donald Trump?