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Joe Biden’s campaign stop in Michigan drew plenty of residents, but it turns out most of them were supporters of President Donald Trump.
As the Democratic presidential nominee arrived in the Detroit suburb of Warren on Wednesday, he was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd holding signs and shouting chants — in support of Trump. The former vice president and his police escort could be seen arriving amid chants of “four more years” in videos posted to social media.
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) September 9, 2020
In town to speak at an autoworkers union hall about the auto industry and unemployment in the state, as well as his economic plan, Biden’s visit came just before Trump’s planned campaign rally in Freeland on Thursday. But many of the president’s supporters were already out in force at the Democrat’s event to show their “love” for Trump.
Some of the Michigan residents explained the lack of enthusiasm for Biden in interviews with Fox Nation host Lawrence Jones who explained to Sean Hannity that the Biden campaign reportedly kept news of the event quiet until an hour before it began.
(Source: Fox News)
“We love the president. We love what he does for the country,” one Michigan resident told Jones in the segment that aired on “Hannity” Wednesday.
“Does it surprise you that we have all of these Trump supporters right here, and only two Biden supporters over there?” Jones asked one man.
“My position would be the Biden supporters are so fractured, and most of them are probably still asleep at home, just like Sleepy Joe,” he responded.
“China owns Joe Biden,” one woman, holding a Trump campaign flag, told Jones.
“Biden doesn’t have the support that Trump has,” another woman said.
Jones also spoke with voters in the area about whether they felt Biden was actually hiding from voters and making the same mistake that Hillary Clinton made in 2016 or if he really is focusing on Michigan.
“Did you know the vice president was going to be here in Michigan?” Jones asked a man in a hard hat.
“No, not really. Not until the very last second,” he replied, adding later that Biden is “trying to hide from the people because he is not actually representing the people. The people have different views than what he is actually pushing.”
Other people Jones spoke to acknowledged that they supported the Democrat but were not happy about the way he has been hiding from them.
Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt discussed the swing voters on “Bill Hemmer Reports” and noted how the election may play out in Michigan where Trump became the first Republican to win the state since George H.W. Bush in 1988.
“They go with the candidate that they think is going to take their issues to heart,” Stirewalt said, “that are going to bring back the auto industry or help America recover [from the coronavirus pandemic] or deal with China.”
“These are swing voters of a certain attitude and style that Donald Trump connected with,” he said. “And what you heard from Joe Biden today, he’s taking back the message from Trump, the Buy American, Build American. That was an issue that Democrats used to win on in places like this and talk about in places like this … Those were staples for Democrats.”
A recent CNBC/Change Research poll showed that 49 percent of respondents in Michigan indicated they will vote for Biden, and 43 percent backed Trump. A new poll by The Detroit News and WDIV released Tuesday showed that, while Biden is still leading, Trump is narrowing the gap.
Meanwhile, images of the Trump supporters greeting Biden as he arrived for his Michigan campaign event sparked plenty of entertained responses on social media.
Largest crowd he has had since the convention. https://t.co/A8f54gTtNT
— Joseph Otwell (@joseph_otwell) September 9, 2020
Wait for it…
This is hilarious.
— ConsiderThis1 (@ConsiderThis1) September 9, 2020
To be fair, Biden’s supporters were up late last night rioting and had to sleep in.
— Gene Blaylock (@RMChiefB) September 9, 2020
— Proud Patriot G ❤ 🇺🇸 (@SimonelliGR) September 9, 2020
Dang. Better get 3 more pizzas.
— BullyDog (@MichaelKashman1) September 9, 2020
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