Trump Campaign Rolls into Traverse City
It wasn’t a Presidential visit – but still — a campaign stop in northern Michigan for President Donald Trump.
The “Team Trump” bus rolled into Traverse City Monday morning, as part of a three day tour across Michigan. Trump surrogates and campaign staff met with supporters at GOP headquarters, along with candidates like Congressman Jack Bergman and State House candidate John Roth, who is seeking to represent Grand Traverse County.
The campaign says Michigan is once again an important part of their path to a win in November. Erin Perrine is the director of press communications for Team Trump. She says, “You’re certainly going to see a Trump/Pence presence here in northern Michigan and across the state. Obviously Michigan was a key part of the victory in 2016. It is a state we are going to hold in 2020.”
The Trump campaign also says the president will be moving forward with a nominee to the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “We always want to talk about what the president has done, and that includes the two Supreme Court justices he has been able to put on the bench so far. And the president has been very clear, he plans to nominate another individual to the Supreme Court with the vacancy.”
The campaign acknowledges the coronavirus is still a campaign issue in the final weeks, but adds the administration won’t micromanage state governors. “That’s the beauty of our government, the federal government does not put the heavy hand down, unlike Joe Biden who asked for a national mask mandate and ran ads on that, you will not see President Trump tearing up the Constitution and do that type of overly aggressive federal force.”
It is true that Biden called for a mask mandate and also used campaign ads to call for that mandate. However, on September 8, Biden pulled back from the mandate saying, “There’s a constitutional issue whether federal government could issue such a mandate. I don’t think constitutionally they could, so I wouldn’t issue a mandate.”
With 44 days left until the election, the campaign says it’s very possible the president or vice president will be heading back to Michigan in the next six weeks.
Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris will be in Michigan on Tuesday. Stay with 9&10 News for continuing coverage of both campaigns throughout this election season.