"Trump’s Violent Language Toward EVs"

"The former president has deployed increasingly aggressive talk about electric vehicles and their effect on the American economy."

"Former President Donald J. Trump says that his recent warning of a “blood bath” if he is not elected president in November was made in the context of electric vehicles and that he was not talking about political violence generally.

But if discussing a type of automotive technology in bloody terms seems odd to some, it fits in the increasingly brutal language Mr. Trump has been applying to electric vehicles, one of his favorite foils.

He has long claimed electric cars will “kill” America’s auto industry. He has called them an “assassination” of jobs. He has declared that the Biden administration “ordered a hit job on Michigan manufacturing” by encouraging the sales of electric cars."

Lisa Friedman reports for the New York Times March 18, 2024.

Source: NYTimes, 03/19/2024