MUSKEGON, MI – President Trump told thousands of Muskegon supporters on Saturday that his re-election would bring the country an economic boost and that the victory of his opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, would bring a downturn.
“If you vote for me, prosperity will increase. Next year is going to be one of the greatest years in the nation’s history, ”he told thousands who turned up for a speech that lasted over 90 minutes.
It was a well-known mantra for Trump and one that cheered the crowd on.
Trump’s visit to Muskegon County Airport was a busy week in Michigan for campaign stops. The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke in Southfield on Friday and Vice President Mike Pence came to Grand Rapids On Wednesday.
For next week the Trump campaign has lIvanka Trump spoke in Grand Rapids on Monday and Eric Trump in Lansing on Tuesday. They are the President’s children.
As with the 2016 election, Michigan is becoming a key state for both candidates.
An exuberant crowd, many of them wearing MAGA hats or other Trump campaign merchandise, registered for the rally. Despite being billed as a law enforcement support speech, Trump only spoke briefly about the police.
Tour buses transported people from parking lots a few kilometers from the airport to the rally site. Mask use was mixed among the crowd, although free masks and hand sanitizer were distributed at the entrance.
Trump used the rally to attack Biden, but also to meet Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
He referred to the alleged kidnapping against her, in which more than 14 people have now been charged.
“I think they say she was threatened. And she blames me, ”he said. “Our people (FBI) worked with their people. Lets see what happens. “
He also spoke about Whitmer’s coronavirus-related restrictions and the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned her authority.
“Hopefully you will send them to packing soon,” said Trump to jubilation.
Trump touched on a variety of topics – foreign trade deals, coronavirus, jobs, the southern border wall, election fraud – and often quickly jumped from one to the other. He mentioned achievements under his administration to raise funds for the renovation of Soo Locks and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Describing the November 3rd election as “the most important election in our country’s history”, Trump urged supporters to “just make sure you vote”.
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