Minutes after making a live appearance on Fox News, Lara Trump stepped in front of a few hundred Republican supporters in Jackson with a message.
If the Democrats take control of Congress, “it is going to mean disaster for this country,” she said.
Lara Trump and Michigan’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James rallies supporters Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Commonwealth Commerce Center, 209 E. Washington Ave., in Jackson.
It was Lara Trump’s fourth campaign stop of the day in southeast Michigan.
The daughter-in-law to President Donald Trump – wife of Eric Trump – made appearances with gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette in Birmingham, congressional candidate Lena Epstein in Livonia and U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg in Monroe.
“All these great things that we’ve seen happen under President Donald Trump are at stake in 14 days,” Lara Trump said. “(Democrats) are obstructionists, they will resist. Their platform is running on socialism, abolishing ICE and banning plastic straws. That’s what they’re doing now, that’s the big thing.”
Lara Trump, a former producer of “Inside Edition,” attended a rally in Houston the night before, where the president spoke in a packed stadium of supporters.
“And they think they’re going to talk about a blue wave?” Lara Trump said. “Please. Not gonna happen.”
James, a Farmington Hills businessman and veteran, also spoke Tuesday. He is challenging Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow for one of Michigan’s two U.S. Senate seats. Stabenow was first elected in 2000, winning the six-year seat again in 2006 and 2012.
“I don’t make very many guarantees in this business, but I will make you a guarantee,” James said. “I will guarantee you, if Debbie Stabenow is re-elected, we will be surrounded by a water we can’t drink. We’ll be surrounded by schools that can’t teach.”
Michigan needs a senator who will fight for more Great Lakes funding, not just be content when the funding isn’t cut, James said.
President Donald Trump has already thrown his weight behind James. He tweeted his support in July, writing “John is strong on crime and borders, loves our Military, our Vets and our Second Amendment. He will be a star. He has my full and total Endorsement!”
Donald Trump Jr. joined James in a rally last week in Pontiac.
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Tuesday’s crowd interacted with the speakers, booing mentioned Democrats like U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi and laughing when James threw a jab at U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying she “is apparently a minority now.” He added “I feel like we’re living in ‘The Twilight Zone.'”
In the crowd – sprinkled with red “Make America Great Again” hats – was Jacksonian Doug Leffler, who supports James because he believes the candidate will vote with the president and help “continue progress.”
“I think it’s great, because Jackson is the birthplace of the Republican Party,” Leffler said. “So it’s a logical place for them to come.”
Former President Barack Obama was expected to visit Michigan and campaign for Democratic candidates Friday.