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Trump campaigns in battleground Michigan amid book fallout

Donald Trump
Posted at 9:08 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 21:08:43-04

FREELAND, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to refocus attention on his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, as he holds a rally in battleground Michigan and tries to move past revelations that he was determined to play down the threat of the coronavirus last winter — even as he talked of the dangers in private.

He's getting new pushback concerning the virus and his rallies, too.

Local leaders are worried that the rallies are growing in size and flouting public health guidelines intended to halt the spread of the virus.

This week, the state of Nevada became the first to scuttle Trump’s plans for rallies initially set for Las Vegas and Reno.

Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has also raised alarms about Thursday’s event.