Trump’s Teamster bid pays off as union reportedly makes BIG donation to RNC

by Summer Lane

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In January, President Donald Trump courted the support of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in a special visit to Washington, D.C., going after the support of one of the nation’s biggest unions.

According to Axios, that strategic move has already paid off in part, as the Teamsters have reportedly made a $45,000 donation to the Republican National Committee’s convention fund.

It is important to note that while this is not an official endorsement of President Trump, it is a significant move for the union to pivot away from the Democrat Party and toward the Trump-led Republican Party platform in an integral election year.

Via Axios, the Teamsters have supported every Democrat presidential nominee since 2000, so a potential shift toward Donald Trump would signify a turning of the political tide in the world of union endorsements.

In February, Trump hinted on Truth Social, “Such an interesting meeting with the Teamsters. They should go with Trump, rather than a guy who can’t put two sentences together, or find the stairs from a stage. I will stop Illegal Immigration, which will Save the Teamsters. Biden will only make it worse!”

Trump reportedly met privately with Teamsters President Sean O’Brian in January, preceding his public roundtable meeting in D.C., and the donation to the RNC, according to Axios, came between his private meeting with O’Brian and his public roundtable at the nation’s capital.

“…We had a very, very productive meeting, I think,” President Trump told the media following his roundtable.

President Trump has warned that American unions are in danger of dissolving altogether in the face of the onslaught of a flood of illegal immigration, which he says will destroy the competitive nature of the unions.

“We HAVE to get back behind that Resolute Desk,” he said during a speech in South Carolina last week.

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