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Trump Campaign to Kick Off Rust Belt Re-election Run in Michigan

Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up Make America Great American and Keep America Great signs A supporter of Donald Trump dons a T-shirt with a new twist on an old joke targeting Hillary Clinton during a rally in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Laura Baris/People's Pundit Daily)

Recent Survey Finds Trump Leads Generic Democrat 46 to 40 Percent Cumulatively in Five Rust Belt States

Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up Make America Great American and Keep America Great signs A supporter of Donald Trump dons a T-shirt with a new twist on an old joke targeting Hillary Clinton during a rally in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Laura Baris/People's Pundit Daily)
Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up Make America Great American and Keep America Great signs A supporter of Donald Trump dons a T-shirt with a new twist on an old joke targeting Hillary Clinton during a rally in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Photo: Laura Baris/People’s Pundit Daily)

With Democrats gearing up for their nomination, President Donald Trump will kick off a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, next Friday to shore up a coalition that won him historic victories. It will be the eighteenth rally he has held in the state and the sixth rally in Grand Rapids since he first announced his candidacy in June, 2015.

In November 2016, President Trump became the first Republican nominee for president to carry the Rust Belt states of Michigan and Pennsylvania since 1988, and the first to carry Wisconsin since 1984.

“President Trump looks forward to joining the great people of Michigan as he shares the successes of his administration and the work still left to be done,” said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer for the campaign.

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The president’s visit to the state Michigan is a clear sign he intends to fight to hold his narrow victory. Roughly 10,000 votes separated him from Hillary Clinton.

The Wall Street Journal recently surveyed Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin, and found the president “cumulatively leads a generic Democratic opponent, 46 percent to 40 percent.”

Big Media pundits didn’t even entertain the prospect of Blue Wall states cracking. Largely discredited, they’ve worked overtime since to redeem their opinions after blaming low turnout.

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But dig a bit deeper–as the People’s Pundit did at the time–and that explanation doesn’t suffice.

“President Trump carried 12 counties that voted to reelect Mr. Obama in 2012, including Monroe, Bay, Eaton, Saginaw and Macomb,” Rich Baris, the People’s Pundit and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model said. “While there was a shortfall statewide, voter turnout actually increased around 4% in Macomb juxtaposed to 4 years prior.”

In an interview with DBusiness after the election, he pointed to a swing among Democratic seniors in the state as a key to Mr. Trump’s victory. It had a devastating impact on the party’s nominee.

Mrs. Clinton only won 8 counties, including Genesee, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Marquette, Muskegon, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne.

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At first glance, it would appear the 2020 Democratic nominee could return the state to the Blue Wall if they perform at historical levels in Wayne County, alone.

“Sure, it’s possible. But that conclusion foolishly assumes the working class and suburban votes the winner left on the table also do not vote in 2020,” Baris added. “Political coalitions do not evolve in a vacuum.”


Meanwhile, the Trump campaign plans to put socialism on trial in 2020, and to tout the president’s record on jobs, the economy and trade.

“While President Trump has made good on his promises to American workers, 2020 Democrats are embracing radical socialist policies like the Green New Deal, which would raise taxes on all Americans and is opposed by the AFL-CIO because it would harm millions of its members and threaten their jobs,” Mr. Glassner added.

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“While Democrat proposals would cause irreparable harm to the American economy, President Trump has added hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs in just two years, a drastic change from Obama’s disastrous two terms.”

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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    Why doesn’t someone ask him why he wants more immigration and why he hasn’t secured the border, or started rounding up illegals, or stopped funding sanctuary cities? Huh?

    Three years in and it’s time to stop the dance and do the job.

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      Trump will borrow $38BILLION at interest from Communist China to GIVE to Socialist Israel …. then he lets Jewish politicians – Schumer, Schiff, Nadler, Feinstien, block YOUR wall meant to protect YOUR families.
      Somebody is really stupid …. guess who.
      ===========================
      Trump is “Putting Israel FIRST”
      Trump is borrowing money on OUR tab from Communist China to GIVE to Socialist Israel.
      $21Million to move that embassy that should have stayed put.
      $38Billion above & beyond the $4Billion a year we give them now.
      Trump wants to cut $845BILLION from Your Medicare that You paid for …..
      but he will not cut a PENNY from Israel’s WELFARE CHECK.

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    Better, if Trump just secured the border as he promised to get elected and whatever it takes too. All the court rulings, congress, the media and Trump’s excuses sure isn’t getting it done. I think he needs a GOP challenge in the primary. The voters, his base, a growing number of whom are getting feed up with his excuses, failures and bullschit promises are growing weary. I sure am and I’m not afraid to say so. and BTW

    I just cancelled Fox from my Cox cable package. You get ten days to turn in box. I kept the internet connection and phone line and they doubled my speed for no extra charge, but I will need new TV provider.

    Cox cable has Fox so intertwined into their packages you can’t remove just Fox. You can pay for Fox and they will block them, but if Fox and Cox both don’t feel the pain in their bottom line why would they even care? I wonder how many others will take the trouble to let them know that Donna Brazil, Paul Ryan and the Judge simply aren’t acceptable?

    To hell with Donna Brazil, Paul Ryan and the entire Murdock Family. I hope their tongues turn black. Good bye to Fox. I will not submit. I will never surrender.

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      BEWARE of FOX news —– Rupert Murdoch is a FLAMING LIBERAL “christian.zionist” posing as Conservative.
      — flip to FOX Entertainment and you get TMZ, GLEE, Family Guy, and numerous other ANTI-FAMILY propaganda crap promoting the homosexual, drug, degenerate lifestyles. Rupert Murdoch HATES Christian Families.
      I Have said for years —- Murdoch uses FOX NEWS to control, steer, Conservatism. FOX NEWS is never allowed to criticize America’s enemy, Israel. FOX is Controlled Opposition, and “teaches” RINOneoconism —
      http://govtslaves.info/murdoch-sons-lachlan-james-and-ruperts-62bn-empire/

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      In a shocking admission by a high-level mainstream media operative, the CEO of News Corp. has revealed that major media corporations are pushing the likes of Google and Facebook to censor the alternative media despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans have little to no trust in the establishment press. The comments were, made by the CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s publishing arm, Robert Thompson, about the so-called “dysfunctional” online environment which in reality actually refers to a free internet where independent reporters can reach the masses themselves.

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    Michigan went 100% Democrat in the midterms … case you have not heard ….
    I WAS Trump’s base ….. BuhBye Jerk.
    Maybe if Trump was putting AMERICA FIRST it would have been different.
    Trump is “Putting Israel FIRST”
    Trump is borrowing money on OUR tab from Communist China to GIVE to Socialist Israel.
    $21Million to move that embassy that should have stayed put.
    $38Billion above & beyond the $4Billion a year we give them now.
    Trump wants to cut $845BILLION from Your Medicare that You paid for …..
    but he will not cut a PENNY from Israel’s WELFARE CHECK.
    Israel, has a booming economy, and $115+Billion in “reserves”, which proves it does not need more money from the U.S. taxpayer who does not enjoy the free healthcare and university education that all Israelis receive ….. courtesy of OUR taxes..
    WE pay for a 25 foot wall all around Israel —- while Jewish politicians BLOCK ours. https://vdare.com/articles/ann-coulter-trump-by-the-numbers?scroll_to_paragraph=1
    Trump wants to “recognize” Israel’s ILLEGAL annexation of the Golan.
    Trump is bought & paid for https://israelpalestinenews.org/sheldon-adelsons-82-million-donation-bought-u-s-israel-policies/
    “GREAT” Nations do not pay TRIBUTE to foreign places.
    Trump says we can afford to borrow $38BILLION from Communist China to GIVE to Socialist Israel, above and beyond the $4-5Billion we GIVE them every year ……
    but we cannot afford $25Billion for Our wall.
    We cannot afford NATO or Palestinian Aid or most anything else.
    All we can afford is Tribute to ISRAEL. “Putting WHO First”? Making WHO Great Again?
    This is what is known as TRIBUTE …
    like when the Bully TAKES a kid’s lunch money —
    Trump the Dweeb is paying TRIBUTE to the Bully and SHAMING America.
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50166.htm
    Why is it that Trump is barking about US support for Nato, Europe, Korea, Japan…
    but not a whisper about the vast bill for Israel and the massive cost of the US presence
    in the Middle East. It’s all about Israel. How on Earth can 325 million Americans be so blind?
    Where is his mass shooting eradication program with a focus on SSRI drugs, mental illness? (I warn you, Trump is going to BETRAY Gun owners)
    Where is the fixed infrastructure?
    Where is his Illegal Invader eradication program with DHS and DOJ focus?
    Where is his debt Reduction progam during this “wonderful” economy? Seven skinny cows eat seven FAT cows. He is increasing the debt during FAT years.
    Just What country is Trump working for? Not AMERICA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdX6KQb45yo

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    Trump has my Vote!

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