Trump Has a Powerful New Enemy
While campaigning in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump attacked the electric vehicle industry as he started to increase his support amongst those in the coal industry.
During this first event following the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate, Donald Trump attacked electric vehicles to cast a shadow over both Elon Musk, a rising Republican, as well as Democrat President Joe Biden.
Many are suspecting that Trump is going to be attempting to win back the White House in the upcoming elections. This would be the first time this has happened since 1893 if he manages it. However, his effort has been somewhat halted by the latest incident of law enforcement seizing classified and confidential documents from his Florida home.
With gas prices also on the decline, and the latest legislative wins by President Biden, Trump, and Republican politicians in general, are facing trouble in their polling numbers. Biden’s legislative moves among other things included tax breaks for those who chose to purchase electric vehicles, which in the United States have been greatly popularized by Elon Musk’s Tesla.
During his speech in the coal-mining town of Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania, Trump said that if he was in the position to do it, he would pull back such subsidies. He even recounted one of his friends who had reportedly told him to do something about it, stating that more time is spent charging these cars than driving them.
If such a rollback occurred, Musk’s business would very likely be harmed, since throughout the country, two out of three new electric vehicles sold are Tesla.
Musk has been growing in popularity since he switched to the Republican party, however, he appears to be supporting Florida governor Ron DeSantis over former President Trump. This has led to a feud between the two, with Trump calling Musk “another bull**** artist.” Naturally, Musk replied to this comment by saying that Trump’s political career was over.