President Donald Trump rally in Battle Creek, Dec. 18, 2019 | Andrew Roth
President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold an event Thursday at an auto supplier in Warren, where he’ll talk about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
The new trade agreement, a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), passed the Democratic-led U.S. House in December and was approved by the GOP-controlled Senate this month. Some analysts believe trade was a critical issue for Trump flipping Michigan and nearby Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in 2016.
Trump is slated to speak at Dana Inc. in Macomb County as the Senate continues to hold a trial for his impeachment.
It will be the first event in Michigan this year for the Republican, who is up for reelection this year. In December, Trump held a rally in Battle Creek on the night the House voted to impeach him.
The president’s event is scheduled one day after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will give her State of the State speech at Michigan’s Capitol. Whitmer also has been tapped to give the Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union speech on Feb. 4.
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