Trump Travels To Michigan Today

May 21, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the coronavirus response with Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., in the Oval Office on April 30.
Credit Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump travels to Michigan today for a tour of a Ford Motor Company plant that’s been producing ventilators for COVID-19 patients.

The visit comes as the President engages in a war of words with Michigan’s governor.

   The trip to the Ford factory in Ypsilanti is designed to highlight the Trump Administration’s successful efforts to increase the supply of ventilators.

The President will also meet with leaders from the black community which has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus.

The Trump campaign counts Michigan as a key political battleground…and the President has repeatedly sparred with suddenly high-profile Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Trump’s bashed Whitmer’s restrictive stay-at-home policies tweeting that she should “free Michigan.”

The President’s visit to the Ford factory actually violates the governor’s executive order prohibiting tours of manufacturing facilities…to limit the spread of the coronavirus.