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Detroit's mayor hopes to strike a different tone in his speech to the DNC

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention is underway in Philadephia

Detroit’s mayor says he plans to strike a very different tone in his speech to the Democratic National Convention this week than the tone at last week’s Republican National Convention.

Mayor Mike Duggan says he was surprised to be asked to speak to the Philadelphia convention.

Duggan says he was “horrified” by Donald Trump’s GOP presidential acceptance speech last week in Cleveland.  

“It was us vs them, gloom and doom, everything in America is terrible, pit people against each other,” says Duggan. “If you look at the way Detroit is going, we’re coming back. Jobs are coming back. People coming back. We’re doing it because people are coming together.”

Duggan speaks to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday.

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