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Thousands rally as President Trump speaks for 2 hours in Muskegon

Posted at 4:06 AM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 04:06:25-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. — President Donald Trump rallied up supporters at his first visit to West Michigan this year.

Thousands watched as Air Force One touched down in Muskegon on Saturday evening.

WATCH: Trump's rally in Muskegon

The President spoke for about two hours, focusing heavily on his opponents, and calling out Governor Gretchen Whitmer, saying she needs to reopen businesses and schools.

He added that, if elected, former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party would change the country's values and destroy the American way of life.

An average of polls place Biden ahead of the President in Michigan by eight points.

Trump narrowly won Michigan in 2016, but Muskegon County voted blue, which his supporters hope will change.

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