WARREN, Mich. (WOOD) – Former President Donald Trump was back in Michigan on Saturday, just days after the state began sending mail-in ballots.
Trump took the stage at Macomb Community College in Warren, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit, on Saturday night. He was at a loss for the Republican candidates he supported ahead of the November election, including Michigan attorney general nominee Matthew DePerno, nominee for secretary of state Kristina Karamo, and gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon.
“The people of Michigan will vote to fire your far-left Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but you’re going to send a very good person, a very, very good woman, Tudor Dixon, to the governor’s mansion,” Trump said.
Trump’s supporters waited hours to get into the 2 p.m. venue and hours longer to hear from the former president. Before Trump arrived, Republican candidates blamed their opponents for a long list of problems they believe exist in Michigan.
The candidates pledged to support law enforcement and protect the election while voicing their doubts about the results of the 2020 race. They also spoke about rebuilding an education system they say was wrecked during the COVID-19 shutdowns, which they blame Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
“We are taking back our schools. Gretchen Whitmer is out there lying. You’ve probably seen those commercials that say I’m gonna take down public school? A little exaggerated, Gretchen. Gretchen Whitmer spent two years tearing down the public school, now we have to put it back together,” Dixon said.
DePerno and Karamo also spoke to the crowd, but the main event was Trump, who was quick to reiterate his disdain for the media.
“We are no longer a nation that has a fair and free press, you only get fake news,” he said.
In typical Trump fashion, he did not hold back when it came to criticizing those with whom he disagreed, particularly the FBI and the New York Attorney General.
“They broke into illegally, in my opinion they broke into my home in Florida illegally, which is a violation of the 4th Amendment. Can you imagine that? Dozens of armed FBI agents,” Trump said.
The former president’s next “Save America Rally” is slated to be in Minden, Nevada, next week Campaign website shows.
https://www.woodtv.com/news/michigan/trump-back-in-michigan-saturday-to-fire-up-supporters/ Trump is back in Michigan on Saturday to cheer on supporters