President Trump’s speech at a rally in Freeland, Michigan Thursday was briefly interrupted by supporters chanting “We love you” while the president stood on the podium.
Trump, known for rarely showing emotion, stepped back from the podium as he appears to be gathering. He tried to shed some light on the moment, pretending to wipe away tears at the crowd’s gesture.
“Don’t say that,” he said. “I start crying and that wouldn’t be good for my image. We don’t want you to see me cry “
Trump told the crowd that a similar chant broke out during a layover in North Carolina.
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Trump visited the battlefield state as election season is in full swing. The Detroit News reported that Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes in 2016 when he defeated Hillary Clinton. His speech on Thursday took place in front of an airport hangar and lasted about an hour and 15 minutes.
Trump had been criticized by the state Democrats for holding the rally.
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“He stands ready to put his supporters at risk if it helps him get re-elected,” Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, told the newspaper.