Michigan Campaign Events | Speeches, Interviews, Town Halls
Protest against Gov Rick Snyder's budget proposal at Michigan Capitol in Lansing, 4/13.By: Equality Michigan
Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan at the exact same time the House of Representatives was voting on two Articles of Impeachment against him. Trump railed against House Democrats for voting to impeach him in unusually personal terms, even for a President who is not known for his decorum. One of his most personal attacks on Democrats came when he lashed out at the late Rep. John Dingell's wife, who now holds his old seat, by claiming that Dingell was "looking up" from hell. The comment prompted a number of Republicans to encourage Trump to apologize.
2020 Democratic candidate, Senator Kamala Harris, told Morning Joe that her agenda in her campaign is focused on health care, jobs, as well as the concerns of the American people. Her interview came the morning after the second day of the second Democratic debate.
2020 candidate, Senator. Cory Booker, joined Morning Joe the morning after the second day of the second Democratic debate. He gave his take on his debate performance, as well as touched on criminal justice reform. He also talked about his popularity among African-American voters.
2020 Democratic candidate, Senator Michael Bennet, joined hosts of Morning Joe one day after the second day of the second Democratic debate. He remarked that in order to win the Oval Office, the democratic presidential nominee must be able to win states like Colorado and Arizona.
Night two of the second Democratic debate in Detroit was a heated one between the 2020 hopefuls. The candidates focused more on attacking one another on issues such as healthcare and immigration than they did on how they would defeat Donald Trump. Kamala Harris was slammed by several candidates for her healthcare plan and her tenure as California's attorney general, but it was Joe Biden who received the majority of the blows by almost every candidate. His record was constantly called into question, as well as his position on the Hyde Amendment. Biden's responses were references to his time serving with Barack Obama.
Secretary and Democratic Presidential Candidate Julián Castro talked with Chris Matthews just moments after the second night of the second Democratic debate. He touched on his immigration platform and the need for what he called a “21st century Marshall Plan for Central America.”
Democratic candidate and New York Mayor, Bill De Blasio talked to MSNBC's Chris Matthews about his campaign platform. He remarked about his debate opener by saying "I talked about taxing the hell out of the wealthy. Here's the thing: That's going to move people in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania."
Democratic Presidential Candidate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang explained to MSNBC's Chris Matthews his "Freedom Dividend" plan, which is a primary part of his campaign platform. He continued by saying that Alaska has a similar program, which is based on oil, and that technology can do the same for America.