President Trump touted his effort to bring manufacturing jobs back to Michigan during a campaign rally Thursday, where his supporters gathered in mass outside an airport hanger without masks or social distancing.
The president took to the podium with Air Force One as his backdrop, similar to how he campaigned in 2016, where he made stops across the country in his personal jet — pre-COVID-19.
“Joe Biden devoted his career to offshoring Michigan jobs, outsourcing Michigan factories,” Mr. Trump said. “We have changed it around.”
Manufacturing jobs have steadily increased over the past 10 years in the state, with the exception of last year, where there was a dip beginning in the summer of 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
The president told the swing state voters that his administration’s record on trade negotiations has even gained praise from his rival Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who told CNN earlier on Thursday that the USMCA was a