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‘It’s Class Warfare’: Newsweek Editor Says Biden Is Hemorrhaging Blue Collar Votes

President Joe Biden's border policies are a “class war” against the working class, Newsweek Opinion editor Batia Unger Sargon said Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher.

Unger Sargon responded to a question about the 100,000 Michigan Democratic primary voters who chose the “non-commit” option. talked Friday focused on the political realignment of working-class voters who have switched from voting for Democrats to supporting Donald Trump, noting that Democrats are trying to figure out how to appeal to working-class voters again and are trying to “make other accusations.” He claimed that he was looking for “the right point.”situation motion A Michigan campaign led by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib's sister urged voters to choose a “no-commitment” option in response to Biden's support for Israel.

“The media really wants to spread this story that Biden is going to lose Michigan over Gaza. The fact is, Biden lost Michigan because the EV market was extremely tough on auto workers. “We're going to lose auto workers to Michigan,” she said. (Related: 10 percent of 2020 Biden voters back Trump: poll)

“There's a massive realignment happening, and working-class Americans are right on board the Trump train,” she said. “Instead of acknowledging this outrage that Democrats lost working-class votes and trying to figure out how to appeal to them again, they're looking for excuses and other blame.”

A New York Times/Siena College poll released Saturday found that 10 percent of voters who supported Biden in 2020 now support Trump. The poll found that 43% of voters believe Biden's policies have hurt them personally.

Unger Sargon said Democrats “don't want to admit that President Trump has adopted many of the policies that were Democratic policies in the 1990s,” using border security as an example.

“[A]”Open borders and mass immigration are extremely punitive to the working class,” she said. “It pushes down their wages. It’s a class war against the working class. The move allowed them to employ cheaper immigrants instead of paying working-class Americans a living wage.

Illegal border crossings have reached an all-time high under the Biden administration, with Border Patrol recording more than 2 million encounters at the southern border in fiscal year 2023. according to Go to CPB data. Border Patrol has recorded more than 753,000 encounters with migrants in fiscal year 2024.

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