President Trump began Labor Day by slamming the head of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, claiming he "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." Trumka had criticized Trump during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, The Associated Press notes, and said that "the things [the president has] done to hurt workers outpace what he's done to help workers."
Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, represented his union poorly on television this weekend. Some of the things he said were so againt the working men and women of our country, and the success of the U.S. itself, that it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2018
Trumka also cautioned against reading too much into the economic growth and low unemployment that Trump celebrates, saying: "Those things are good, but wages have been down since the first of the year. Gas prices have been up since the first of the year. So overall, workers aren't doing as well."