For decades, Michigan was a Democratic stronghold. George H.W. Bush won Michigan in 1988, and that was the last time a Republican won the state. That is until President Trump won much of the Midwest in 2016. He was able to make a new coalition of states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.
To keep that coalition strong this time around, Trump is campaigning hard Michigan and other bue-collar Midwestern states.
He held a rally at the Capital Region International Airport on Wednesday. It was the first time a President has visited the state’s capital since President Obama’s visit in 2014.
Thousands of the president’ssupporters lined up hours, and even a day before his arrival.
Everyone in attendance had their temperature checked before entering and was given a mask, but not required to wear it.
Michigan Senate Candidate John James spoke before the President’s arrival.
President Trump spoke for over an hour before departing.
He rallied in Nebraska and Wisconsin on Wednesday.