MUSKEGON, MI – President Trump told thousands of Muskegon supporters on Saturday that his re-election would bring economic growth to the country and that victory for his opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, would bring a downturn.
“If you vote for me, prosperity will increase. Next year will be one of the greatest years in the nation’s history, ”he told thousands attending a speech lasting more than 90 minutes.
It was a familiar mantra for Trump, and one that created cheers from the crowd.
Next week, the Trump campaign has lined up Ivanka Trump to speak in Grand Rapids on Monday and Eric Trump to speak in Lansing on Tuesday. They are the children of the president.
As with the 2016 election, Michigan is shaping up to be a key state for both candidates.
A bubbling crowd, many wearing MAGA hats or other Trump campaign items, submitted to the meeting. Although billed as a speech in support of law enforcement, Trump spoke only briefly about the police.
Buses transported people from parking lots a few miles from the airport to the rally site. Use of masks was mixed among the audience, although free masks and hand sanitizer were distributed at the entrance.
Trump used the demonstration to attack Biden, but also to attack Government Gretchen Whitmer.
He referred to the alleged kidnapping plan against her, which now has more than 14 people facing charges.
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“I suppose they say she was threatened. And she blames me, ”he said. “Our people (FBI) were the ones who worked with her people. So let’s see what happens. ”
He also spoke about Whitmer’s coronavirus – related restrictions and the recent state Supreme Court ruling that overthrew her authority.
“Hopefully you’ll send her pack pretty soon,” Trump said to cheers.
Trump touched on a number of issues – foreign trade agreements, coronavirus, jobs, the southern border wall, voice fraud – often quickly jumping from one to the other. He mentioned holdings under his administration to obtain funding for the renovation of the Soo Locks and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Trump described the November 3 election as “the most important election in our country’s history” and urged supporters to “just make sure you vote.”
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