WARREN, Mich. - Steve Bannon, former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Macomb County Republican Unity Dinner on Wednesday, which is the first anniversary of Trump’s victory in the presidential election.
You can watch Bannon's full speech in the video posted above.
"I am so happy that Steve Bannon, who served as the CEO of the Trump campaign and the chief strategist in the White House, would join us to celebrate the first anniversary of President Trump’s incredible victory," Macomb County Republican Party Chairwoman Cathy Kirk said. "It is fitting that Mr. Bannon would come here, to Macomb County, to mark this occasion since our community provided nearly five times the margin President Trump needed to win Michigan for a Republican presidential candidate for the first time in 28 years. The hardworking people of Macomb County, particularly our core grassroots activists, strongly support our president and we hope that everyone will join us to celebrate the anniversary his historic victory."
The Macomb County Republican Unity Dinner was from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren.
The Macomb County Republican Party released the following information:
- During the 2016 campaign, Trump visited Macomb County three times -- twice in the final week of the campaign, including a massive rally at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights the Sunday before the election.
- Then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, now vice president, headlined the Macomb County Lincoln Day Dinner in October 2016.
- President Barack Obama carried Macomb County in both 2008 and 2012. In 2012, he defeated Mitt Romney by 4 percent -- 16,103 votes -- in Macomb County.
- In 2016, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 11 percent -- 48,348 votes.
- Trump carried Michigan by 47.6 percent to 47.3 percent -- 11,612 votes. It was the first time a Republican candidate for president carried Michigan in 28 years.
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