President Trump tore apart Joe Biden’s job creation record at a raucous rally in the key battleground state of Michigan on Thursday evening, calling the former veep a “Washington vulture.”
“If Biden’s elected, China will own America. Washington vultures like Biden and others ripped apart entire towns all across your state,” Trump told a crowd of supporters at an overflowing airport hangar in Freeland, Michigan.
“Michigan lost half of all manufacturing jobs after the trade deals that Biden supported,” the president continued during a 90-minute address.
Trump won the state by a razor-thin margin of 10,704 votes in 2016 in a huge upset over Hillary Clinton and is hoping for a more resounding victory in the must-win Wolverine State this November.
Once a thriving hub of automobile manufacturing, Michigan has lost hundreds of thousands of jobs due in part to free trade deals such as NAFTA and China’s entrance to the World Trade Organization — both deals supported by