Crowd gathers in Muskegon for President Trump rally Saturday

Trump delivered remarks on supporting law enforcement

President Donald Trump campaigned in Muskegon, Michigan on Saturday.

President Donald Trump delivered remarks in Muskegon on Saturday, Oct. 17 as part of his Make America Great campaign for reelection.

The Republican presidential candidate spoke to thousands outside of an airport hangar Saturday afternoon. He discussed his support for law enforcement, as well as his disapproval of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“You gotta get your governor to open up your state,” President Trump said to supporters at the event. “And get your schools open -- because schools have to be open, right?"

The crowd then began chanting “Lock her up!” -- to which Trump responded, “Lock 'em all up.”

You can see more in the video above.

Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden issued a statement Saturday regarding Trump’s visit to Michigan:

“Michigan families are facing enormous challenges right now. More than 140,000 Michiganders have been infected by COVID-19, hundreds of thousands are out of work, small businesses are scared that they won’t make it through the winter, and parents are worried about their kids' safety at school. Yet all President Trump is offering the people of Michigan is more lies and distractions — no plan to get the virus under control, no strategy for pulling our economy out of this recession, no vision for uniting the country.

"With their votes, Michiganders now have a chance to put an end to President Trump’s chaos and failures. Michigan deserves a leader in the White House who will fight for workers and families — not just big corporations and the super wealthy. I will unite our nation to get control of this virus, lower health care costs, and build our economy back better.”

Is Michigan still in play in the 2020 presidential election?

There are just 17 days to go until the 2020 presidential election and Michigan is starting to see somewhat of a shift.

It all has to do with who is making campaign stops and how many ads people are seeing on TV. The big question is: Is Michigan still in play in the presidential election?

Polls in Michigan have steadily shown Biden ahead, ranging from five to eight points.

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Local 4 Defender Shawn Ley is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been with Local 4 News for more than a decade.

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