Donald Trump delivered a powerful speech to a crowd of autoworkers in Clinton Township, Michigan, yesterday evening, strategically coinciding with the start of the GOP debate on Fox Business. It was a deliberate move to offer an alternative to the debate circus.
Tuesday saw Joe Biden grabbing headlines by becoming the first president to briefly join a picket line with striking workers. However, his brief 12-minute appearance before jetting off to a Silicon Valley fundraiser left many questioning his commitment. Trump didn’t hold back in addressing this, stating, “Yesterday Joe Biden came to Michigan to pose for photos at the picket line, but it’s his policies that send Michigan auto workers to the unemployment line.”
During his electrifying speech, Trump dropped a line that caught fire on social media: “Under a Trump administration, gasoline engines will be allowed – and sex changes for children will be banned.” It’s a clear stance on the importance of traditional values in the face of a changing political landscape.
Responding to Chris Christie’s jab during the GOP debate, where the former New Jersey governor called Trump “Donald DUCK” for “ducking” the debates, Trump fired back with characteristic flair. He told Fox News Digital, “Anybody that would come up with that nickname shouldn’t be running for president.” It’s a reminder that Trump isn’t one to back down from a fight, especially when it comes to defending his record.
What’s truly remarkable is that Trump’s decision to skip the first GOP debate had no negative impact on his political standing. In fact, his national polling average increased from 52% to 54%. Even more impressive, Trump has surged ahead of Joe Biden in this month’s national average of general election polling, leading the incumbent president with 45.4% compared to Biden’s 44.3%. It’s a clear indication that Trump’s America-first message still resonates with a significant portion of the American electorate.