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There's a lot of Trump support in the suburbs, wealthy and middle-class and working-class areas alike..

I may check out the protest event, we'll see how it goes--

https://www.clickondetroit.com/live/live-stream-president-trump-holds-rally-in-michigans-macomb-county-on-april-28
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - President Donald Trump is set to speak at a rally Saturday night in Michigan's Washington Township. You can watch the event live here.

When is the rally?

The rally is scheduled to be held April 28 at Total Sports Park on Powell Road. The event is expected to begin around the same time as the White House Correspondents Dinner. 


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Why is Trump coming to Macomb County?

The President will visit a county where he received 54 percent of the vote in the 2016 General Election. Macomb County helped him become the first Republican presidential candidate to win in the state of Michigan since 1988. 

During a rally in Warren on Oct. 31, 2016, Trump declared he would win in Michigan as he campaigned against Obamacare. He promised changes to the national healthcare law. 

The rally was held at the Macomb Community College campus in Warren. Several thousand people attended. Hundreds were turned away at the door because the venue was filled to capacity. 

Trump to be met with protests

On Saturday, Rally for Victory in Macomb will hold a counter-demonstration.

"We want to set an example in this county, especially for our young people, to prove that when you stand up for your values and organize, you can make real, lasting change," said Dan Colling, trustee for Lake Shore Public Schools and an organizer with Rally for Victory in Macomb.

The Rally for Victory in Macomb will be held at UAW Local 400 at 50595 Mound Road in Shelby Township from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
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Re: Trump to Rally in suburban Detroit during Correspondents Dinner
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 07:41:54 pm »
President Donald Trump tells Michigan crowd: I love this state
Kathleen Gray,Aleanna Siacon and Paul Egan, Detroit Free PressPublished 8:16 p.m. ET April 28, 2018 | Updated 10:02 p.m. ET April 28, 2018

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Since Macomb County helped deliver the presidency to Donald Trump, he decided to return the favor Saturday night.

He came to Washington Township to tout his record since being inaugurated in 2017 and urge a huge crowd at the Total Sports Park arena to get to the polls in November to elect Republicans.

"I love this state and I love the people of this state," he said. "I was invited to another event tonight, but I’d much rather be in Washington, Michigan, than Washington D.C."

The event was a counterpunch to the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner, which was held Saturday night in Washington. Trump, who has a contentious relationship with the media, is the first president not to attend the dinner since 1981 when President Ronald Reagan was recovering after being shot in an assassination attempt.

Trump in 2016 became the first Republican presidential nominee since George H.W. Bush in 1988 to win Michigan, in no small part because he did so well in Macomb County, which he won 54% to 42%.

While the 80-minute speech was filled with talk of the need for a wall at the southern border and a continuation of removing regulations and cutting taxes, Trump also made some news for Michigan at the rally when he said he wants the federal government to fix the badly deteriorating Soo Locks, which connect Lake Superior and Lake Huron in Sault Ste. Marie. The locks are crucial to the shipping industry in Michigan.


“Your lock, it’s not looking too well," Trump told the crowd, pledging, “We're going to start (on an upgrade) as soon as I get back” to Washington, D.C.

In fact, depending on how long his speech ran, he said he might even call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the project Saturday night, though it might not happen until Sunday.

Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan members of Congress are pushing for a new supersize navigation lock at Sault Ste. Marie, saying only one lock is capable of handling the largest freighters and if it goes out of service for any long duration, it could decimate the U.S. economy.

“After spending all that money in the Mideast, can you imagine — we can't fix a lock," Trump said.

But he gave no details about the scope of his promised project or where the funding would come from. A Snyder spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.

Trump said he owes some of his success to Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party.

"When we needed someone at the RNC, I said, 'get that woman from Michigan,' " he said.
Macomb Water Resources Commissioner Candice Miller suggested that Trump should be awarded the Nobel Prize and the crowd quickly picked up the "Nobel, Nobel, Nobel" chant during the president's speech, prompting a chuckle from Trump.

The president spoke to a crowd that filled about two-thirds of the arena and they showed their support with cheers, MAGA hats and T-shirts bearing his name and likeness. They were happy with the tax cuts he pushed through Congress as well as his Cabinet picks.

"(Defense Secretary James) Mattis was a great pick, he's done wonders with foreign policy and (Secretary of State) Mike Pompeo — that was a great addition," said Brandon Mikula, a Macomb Township resident and operations manager for a security company.  "And, contrary to popular belief, he's doing good around the world. Look at North Korea and South Korea, that's a pretty big accomplishment."

Dalton MacKay, a security guard from Romeo, wore a neon green sweatshirt that included Trump's likeness on the back to show his support for the president, who he feels is responsible for a bump in his pay.

"I was being taxed at 25% and it's now 20%. And that means an extra $60 or $70 bucks in my paycheck," he said. "And I like how he is direct with people, he doesn't beat around the bush."

Cris Birdsong left her Grand Rapids house at 7 a.m. to make it to the rally about seven hours before it started. As a recent transplant from Alabama, Birdsong said he was thrilled with the opportunity to see a sitting president who she supported.


She also just got a job after 10 weeks in the state as a project manager for a construction company. She thinks the proposal to raise tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the U.S. might have an impact on the construction industry, "but it will even out on other materials."

And while she hasn't gotten a paycheck yet to determine the impact of the tax cuts, "my daughter lives here and saw a $38 bump in her paycheck," Birdsong said.

Meanwhile, about 7 miles south of the Trump rally, about 150 Democrats gathered at a UAW hall, not to protest the president's visit to the county that helped push him over the top in Michigan, but to talk about their own agenda.

"We've been talking a lot about Trump, but just because he's coming to Macomb County doesn't mean he gets to steer the message," said Jeremy Fisher of Warren. "We're not going to be talking about him or his agenda, but a positive message about our own agenda."

Pam Kellar, a retired teacher from Washington Township, said the Democratic rally in Shelby Township had a second purpose also: preparing the message for the 2018 election cycle.

"And we have to shake up this county and let them know there is a blue wave coming," she said. "There's a lot of voter remorse in this county and I think we need to send a message to the Republican Party. You better wake up, because we're coming. We're ready to fight this to the bitter end."

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who was in a wheelchair, and Col. Shawn Holtz, support group commander of Selfridge Air base, greeted the president when the plane landed shortly after 6 p.m. Along the way to the event, supporters waved, hoisted flags and cheered as the presidential motorcade whizzed by. A few people raised their middle fingers in salute to Trump.

It was a familiar sight for Trump, who appeared at a big rally at the Freedom Hill Ampitheatre in Sterling Heights the weekend before the 2016 election. Saturday's event in Macomb County was the 11th rally Trump has held in Michigan and the fifth rally in metro Detroit since first announcing his run for president in June 2015. He also appeared a huge rally at Macomb County Community College on the Friday before the 2016 election.

Trump has only made one visit to Michigan as president — an event in Ypsilanti Township in March 2017, when he talked about revisiting fuel standards for vehicles and renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Saturday's rally also served as a cage fight for the race for the Republican nomination for governor. Attorney General Bill Schuette, called the rally a "Trump/Schuette" rally and took a veiled swipe at his GOP rival in the race, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who withdrew his endorsement of Trump in October 2016.

Trump, who endorsed Schuette for governor in September, praised the attorney general near the start of his remarks.

"President Trump is coming here to help me and I appreciate his support," Schuette said. "He knows who's with him and who deserted him and cut and run."

Calley issued a news release highlighting the fact that Schuette was initially the Michigan chairman of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential campaign and saying it was Schuette, in May 2016, who first used the word "deplorable" in relation to remarks by Trump.

Trump also attacked U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, who is up for re-election in November, but he did not mention any of the Republicans seeking the nomination to go against her.

Trump noted Stabenow voted against his tax cut plan and said: "Debbie Stabenow is one of the leaders for weak borders and letting people in."
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Re: Trump to Rally in suburban Detroit during Correspondents Dinner
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 09:37:47 am »
The author is a former reporter for the Detroit Free Press and The New York Times.

By Joe Lapointe

When President Donald Trump spoke in a shed-like fieldhouse amid Washington Township soccer fields Saturday night, he crowed that the crowd outside the building was so big “we could’ve probably filled this place up five or six times.”

“Couldn’t you get a larger building?” he said at the new Total Sports Park just north of 30 Mile Road and east of Van Dyke, where the side roads are gravel and more pleasant than the degraded pavement of many Macomb County avenues.

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President Trump in the other Washington.
Perhaps Trump’s 71-year-old eyes were so impaired by the bright TV lights that he couldn’t see that at least a third of the artificial indoor soccer field was empty and that there were maybe -- at most -- 4,000 people at the event.

Nor did the scandal-plagued Trump see hundreds of his supporters filing out of the building before his speech of more than one hour was even half done.

By the time he finished to the mournful recorded French horn of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” you could walk from the back of the crowd to near the front, well within heckling distance.

From there, you could see Trump strutting in his full glory, shining in his full Trumpian colors: Overlong red necktie, starched white shirt, baggy blue suit, face so orange and hair so yellow.

And how this fellow can bellow. In these rallies – to bridge his campaigns of 2016 and 2020 – he gets that familiar low growl in his voice when he tongue-lashes familiar enemies.

“We’re gonna finally put America first, OK?” he snarled, wearing the chip on his shoulder like an epaulet.

He attacked the FBI. And the Justice Department. And the news media. And various Democratic Senators, including Debbie Stabenow.

He alluded to The Democratic Woman Presidential Candidate Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken. (“Lock her up,” one lout shouted, referring to Hillary Clinton, during a two-minute silence when medics tended to a spectator who’d fainted in the warm shed air).

“Our laws are so corrupt and so stupid,” Trump roared, referring to immigration. “The laws are corrupt! The laws are corrupt!”

The Famous Wall


The anti-media.
Vicious gangs, like drugs, Trump said, are “pouring into our country.” If he doesn’t get more funding next time around from Congress for The Wall on the border with Mexico, Trump vowed, “We’ll close down the country!” He really said this. “We need the wall,” he said. “We’re gonna have it all.”

Nowhere, however, in the speech, did Trump drop the familiar old other shoe from his 2016 campaign routine. Back then, he would follow “Build That Wall!” with “And who’s gonna pay for it?” and the crowd would shout “Mexico!”

But now, Trump is demanding that his Macomb County voters pay for it out of their hard-earned, blue-collar, heartland, fly-over tax dollars. Best not to bring that up Saturday what with so much else to break down for folks who can fit their philosophy of life on their tee shirts or their bumper stickers.

He told them that a vote for a Democrat in November is a vote for “open borders and crime. It’s very simple.”

On the happy side, he praised cops and soldiers and mentioned that America invented the automobile assembly line and also put a man on the moon.

The crowd in the building was peaceful, perhaps subdued by the warm temperature and humidity that forced many to shed layers of clothing they’d worn while standing in the chilly outdoors for four or more hours until the doors opened.

Outside, there was one verbal altercation between a small group of protestors and Trump fans. Police on horses and ATV’s broke it up.

One Trump supporter wore a faded, blue-lettered tee-shirt stretched over a big belly. His message said: “Gun-totin’ America-lovin’ Republican.”


An even bigger guy wore a gray shirt that explained his opinion as to the allocation of resources in an either-or, zero-sum world.

“Veterans Before Refugees,” it said.

He stood in line near a guy with a black leather coat that said “Disfunctional Veteran. Leave Me Alone.”

His hat identified him as a veteran of the Vietnam war. His age – late-60s – seemed typical for the gathering. Wheel chairs were plentiful although young adults and children attended as well and made much of the noise.

Macomb Significance

Older folks vote. Trump won 54 percent of Macomb and the county paced Michigan, which helped the upset in the Great Lakes region that swung the election away from Clinton.

Should the Republicans falter in this part of the county (and country) this fall, Trump, too, could fall in 2020. So he needs support from events like Saturday’s held out where old barns and 19th. Century farmland meet 21st. Century suburbia, so far north of the city of Detroit that Eight Mile Road is either just a movie or a memory. This is the land of white flight.

Perhaps Trump missed some of these subtleties about Metro Detroit. While bragging about low black and Hispanic unemployment, Trump asked “Any Hispanics in the room?” After a moment of silence he said “Hispanic? Nah. Not so many. That’s OK.”

Good thing he didn’t do the same call and response for African-Americans. There were very few aside from the guy with the “Blacks For Trump” shirt who follows Trump around like a Deadhead and always seems to get on camera behind Trump’s podium.

Another faux pas came when Trump declared “Nobody knows what a community college is!” It’s a familiar line from many of his recent speeches but tone deaf in a region where the two words that often follow “Macomb County” are “Community College.” Many at the rally probably studied there.


No Betsy DeVos

Speaking of education, notable in her absence from the Republican warmup acts was Betsy DeVos, a Michigander who is Trump’s secretary of education. She passed through Michigan on Friday. Trump didn’t even mention her.

Maybe someone warned Trump that DeVos is responsible for pushing the struggling charter school systems that have helped drag down Michigan’s national standing in education.

And she presides over the Department of Education in an era of teacher walkouts, gun massacres in schools and rebellion against Republican disdain for American educational standards and funding.

Trump mentioned, in passing, the Kremlin-connected Russian agent – he called her a “woman lawyer” – who colluded, with others, in Trump Tower in 2016. She and other Russians promised to deliver dirt on Clinton. Trump’s son, Donald, Jr., hosted.

But the President failed to bring up porn star Stormy Daniels, his former sex friend and all that hush money everyone’s talking about, or his lawyer, Michael Cohen, currently facing criminal investigation by the FBI.

None of these omissions bothered Trump’s fans, who filed out quietly into their pickups and SUVs with the afterglow of the late spring sun still low in the west over the flat land.

In the parking lot, the vehicles crawled. On Sirius XM radio from the dashboard, Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News Channel assured America of what a great speech Trump just made in “the other Washington.”

She even played highlights. It was like listening to the Tiger post-game show while driving home from Comerica Park.

The vehicles kicked up clouds of dust toward a clear night sky. Look! Through the windshield! Might that be Air Force One leaving Selfridge to wing Trump back to the White House or to his millionaire’s club for even more Florida golf?

There it is! It’s flying just below the big, orange, moon rising in the east and beaming down on the exurbs of Macomb County as if it were a celestial golf ball or maybe even the very face of Donald Trump himself!
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Re: Trump to Rally in suburban Detroit during Correspondents Dinner
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 02:51:44 pm »
He has never stopped campaigning.  He will be a tough candidate to beat in 2020.

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Re: Trump to Rally in suburban Detroit during Correspondents Dinner
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 03:50:25 pm »
He has never stopped campaigning.  He will be a tough candidate to beat in 2020.






He'll never make it to 2020, Mr. Hudlin.

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Re: Trump to Rally in suburban Detroit during Correspondents Dinner
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 05:26:11 pm »
I can't wait to get the hell out of this state.  I'm finally done with grad school now (yay me), and the governor's race is looking to be a showdown between the pro-Trump attorney general Bill Shuette and.... well, on the DNC side, it hasn't quite worked out yet.  The official primary for Michigan isn't until August.  there's a white female former state assemblywoman, Gretchen Whitmer, who has some momentum, but (urban) Detroit scarcely knows her.  There's also a 32-year old, former city of Detroit health dept. director, Abdul El-Sayed (his family background is Egyptian; and yes, he's muslim) https://abdulformichigan.com/ .  There's also a millionaire east-Indian born trained chemist, Shri Thanedar:  his policy positions are Bernie-esque, but if an Intercept article is to be believed, he wasn't committed to either the GOP or the DNC upon meeting a pair of political consultants in early 2017.  https://theintercept.com/2018/04/06/shri-thanedar-michigan-millionaire-bernie-sanders-republican/

We'll see what happens.

I organized a "get out the vote" event last month with presenters from the ACLU and an anti-gerrymandering ballot effort here in the state, but apparently I didn't organize well enough because attendance was sparse.   ???  sigh....

I'm so very desperate for some progressive changes in the midterms nationwide; but in terms of what's happening in Michigan, I see the continued political/cultural slide toward Mississippi in all but name.  Blue collar conservatives (including labor affiliated whites) helped Reagan get over in the 1980s, and bulwarked the fortunes of both Bushes and most recently, Dolt 45.  The Tea Party dominates both the state House and state Senate, and despite Michigan's two senators being Democrats (Stabenow and Peters) they can't affect state-based policy.  The current governor Rick Snyder is term limited, but his lieutenant governor Bryan Calley is running on Snyder's record, pretty much rationalizing Flint as "bureaucrats" besides the ones he's closest to.

I don't know if this degree in Social Justice Studies is going to help me get a better career, or just a pretty way to take up space in my mom's living room, but we'll see...
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Re: Trump to Rally in suburban Detroit during Correspondents Dinner
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 06:36:00 pm »
Congratulations, Hype!
Good luck with your next moves.
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Re: Trump to Rally in suburban Detroit during Correspondents Dinner
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2018, 08:32:45 am »
Congratulations, Hype!
Good luck with your next moves.

Thanks Curtis!   :)
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Re: Trump to Rally in suburban Detroit during Correspondents Dinner
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 07:22:19 am »
Wednesday, August 8th 2018

New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins arrested over insider trading charges
by Kevin Breuninger


Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., has been arrested on insider trading charges lodged by the Justice Department, law enforcement officials said Wednesday morning.

The indictment obtained from a federal grand jury also charges Collins' son, Cameron Collins, as well as the father of his fiancee, Stephen Zarsky.

The indictment relates to "securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics ... an Australian biotechnology company on whose board of directors Christopher Collins served," the DOJ said.

Collins passed nonpublic information about Innate's drug trial results to his son in order to help him "make timely trades in Innate stock and tip others," the indictment alleges.

His son then traded on that inside information and passed it to Zarsky, along with numerous unnamed co-conspirators, "so that they could utilize the information for the same purpose," according to the indictment.

Zarsky, too, allegedly traded on the inside knowledge and passed it along to yet more unnamed co-conspirators.
 


The GOP congressman reportedly surrendered to federal agents in Manhattan on Wednesday morning. He is expected to appear in federal court in lower Manhattan later today. The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York is expected to detail the charges in a press conference at noon.




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Re: Trump to Rally in suburban Detroit during Correspondents Dinner
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“Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel‘s on-again/off-again boyfriend was found dead this morning at drumphf tower in New York City.
 





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