President Trump made an appeal to voters in Michigan Sunday — kicking off the first of a marathon five rallies planned for the day.
The president addressed a crowd of supporters at the Michigan Sports Stars Park in Washington, where he touted the US economy and bashed his Democratic rival Joe Biden’s policy proposals.
“Joe Biden will shut down your economy,” Trump said.
Speaking outdoors in windy 39-degree weather, the president quipped that he might need to borrow a better jacket from members of the crowd.
“It’s really a contest to see whether we can all stand it,” he said. “And we’re loving it.”
Trump also recalled being at a concert where Italian opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti refused to sing because he was uncomfortable — but said he wouldn’t leave over the chilly weather because, “I’m not a diva.”
Speaking about coronavirus lockdowns, Trump took aim at Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, saying she was “not doing a good job,” and also hit at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“What Cuomo has done to New York is unbelievable, it’s terrible,” he said.
He also touted Michigan congressional candidate Lisa McClain and John James, who is running for senate in the Wolverine State.
The president also spoke about the brutal knife attack in Nice, France, that left three people dead Thursday, saying that he called President Emanuel Macron to offer his condolences.
He then segued into remarks on immigration — claiming the Democrats would put put Minn. Rep. Ilhan Omar “in charge of immigration” if Biden won.
With just two days until Election Day, the president is hosting an onslaught of events in battleground states.
Following the event in Michigan, he was set to travel to Dubuque, Iowa; Hickory, North Carolina.; Rome, Georgia; and Opa-locka, Florida, later in the day.
He’ll hold seven more rallies on Monday to close out the final full day of the campaign.
Meanwhile, Biden will spend much of Sunday in Pennsylvania, where Trump campaigned on Saturday.
The former vice president will participate in a “souls to the polls” event in Philadelphia aimed at encouraging black church congregations to organize and vote.
With Post wires
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