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Michigan Swamped With Presidential Campaign Visits In Final Days Before Election

Nov 7, 2016

Donald Trump was back in Metro Detroit last night.  The Republican presidential candidate and his surrogates have been barn-storming Michigan in the final days before Tuesday’s election. 


Trump talked jobs and the economy at his Sterling Heights rally, but he also attacked opponent Hillary Clinton -- who is scheduled to be back in Michigan today. 

Speaking to a cheering crowd, Trump said, “And when Hillary comes, and when Hillary walks onto the stage and talks to you for about eight minutes because that’s what she’s got left.”

During his speech, Trump made clear that he was determined to take Michigan and break Michigan’s streak of going to Democratic presidential candidates since the 1980’s. 

Trump has been to the state numerous times since accepting his party’s nomination, and he told the crowd that Clinton should quit now.

“Now you know they’re worried because now Hillary is going to come out tomorrow, and she’s going to come out again,” he said.  “I told her – you know what I told her via television – stop, you’re wasting your time.  The people are too smart.”

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org