President Donald Trump held a rally in Muskegon starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.
The event was held at FlyBy Air.
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The president delivered remarks on supporting law enforcement, amid a year full of tensions between the general public and police agencies.
The campaign said all attendees would be given a temperature check, masks which they are instructed to wear, and access to hand sanitizer.
On the same day, Magic Johnson was expected to visit Detroit and Lansing to campaign for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the Democratic candidates for president and vice president in the 2020 presidential election.
"More than 140,000 Michiganders have been infected by COVID-19, hundreds of thousands are out of work, small businesses are scared that they won’t make it through the winter, and parents are worried about their kids’ safety at school," representatives of the Biden campaign said in a written statement on the day of the rally. "Yet all President Trump is offering the people of Michigan is more lies and distractions — no plan to get the virus under control, no strategy for pulling our economy out of this recession, no vision for uniting the country."
President Trump addressed the crowd at the Muskegon County Airport for about an hour and a half. He encouraged his voters to get to the polls so he can have four more years in the White House.
Trump noted a lot of Michiganders have already cast their vote, with record-breaking absentee voting across the state. He said he expects to see a red wave on election day, with numerous republicans showing up to the polls on Nov. 3.
Thousands of Trump supporters rallied in Muskegon on Sat, Oct. 17. President Trump is the fourth sitting president to visit the area.
Trump told the crowd he plans on restoring Michigan's economy to how to was before the coronavirus struck the nation.
He said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer needs to fully reopen the economy and schools, the crowd then chanted lock her up.
The Democratic Party is also making an effort to win over Michigan voters. Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Detroit on Oct. 16.
Biden criticized Trump‘s visit to Michigan. Biden said he thinks he is the better candidate for president who will fight for workers and families in Michigan.
Both campaigns announced they have multiple stops back to Michigan planned ahead of the election.
Ivanka Trump is expected to travel Alto, Mich. on Oct. 19 and Eric Trump is scheduled to host two "Make America Great Again" in Michigan on Oct. 20.
Jill Biden is planning on traveling to Michigan on Oct. 20.