Trump rally in the key state of Michigan wasn’t accompanied by the best local headlines

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US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a campaign rally at MBS International Airport in Freeland, Michigan on September 10, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

It seems like Donald Trump’s Thursday night rally in Michigan could have gone better. For instance, take this local headline in the Detroit Free Press: “Trump makes wild claims about revitalizing auto industry at Michigan rally.” (An alternative headline: “Donald Trump makes false claims about autos at Michigan rally.”) 

Trump being Trump, he insisted he had done great things for auto jobs in Michigan, saying “We brought you a lot of car plants, we brought you a lot … and we’re going to bring you a lot more.” This is false. During Trump’s time in office, there has been one major new assembly facility added in Michigan, while two others have been idled. One of those idled plants is being redone to build electric cars and one is currently making face masks, but pretty clearly “We brought you a lot of car plants” is false. As another measure, in February, before the coronavirus hit, there were 2,400 fewer auto jobs in Michigan than there had been when Trump took office.

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, Daily Kos reports

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