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President Trump tells Michigan supporters: 'We have to fight like hell'

President Trump
Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

President Trump spent Saturday night rallying his supporters in Michigan.

The president told his Macomb County audience he had another invitation for Saturday night.

“You may have heard I was invited to another event tonight. The White House Correspondents Dinner,” Trump told the crowd, which began booing. “But I’d much rather be in Washington, Michigan than Washington, D.C. right now.”

The president talked about a wide range of topics, from de-nuclearization on the Korean Peninsula to Michigan’s auto industry.

Trump talked about how his economic policies are putting the domestic auto industry in a more competitive position with other countries. He talked specifically about how his recent talk of tariffs against Chinese products may end up benefiting Michigan.

“Build your factories here if you want to sell cars in the United States.  Let them build them in Michigan,” Trump told the crowd.

Pres. Trump also promised to do something about the Soo Locks.

“Your lock. It’s not working too well,” Trump said, as he promised to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to look into a request made by several Michigan congressmen who traveled with the president.

Trump spent a large part of the rally attacking Democrats, in particular Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, and urging Michiganders to vote Republican in November.

The president says historically the party that controls the White House loses seats in Congress in the next election cycle.

“You get complacent,” Trump declared. “We cannot be complacent. We got to go out. And we have to fight like hell.”

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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