Trump to stump in Muskegon

    President Donald J. Trump meets and speaks with employees during his tour Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Dana Incorporated in Warren, Mich. | Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian via Flickr Public Domain

    President Donald Trump is slated to return to Michigan on Saturday with a rally on law enforcement in Muskegon. This comes after he announced he had COVID-19 on Oct. 2, the same day Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden last campaigned in Michigan with an event in Grand Rapids.

    Trump last appeared in the state on Sept. 10, doing a rally in Saginaw County. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to be in Grand Rapids Wednesday.

    A slew of surrogates from both campaigns have recently stumped in Michigan, which Trump won by 10,704 votes in 2016. Trump’s son, Eric Trump, did an event in Novi Tuesday after a gun shop canceled his appearance because one of its ex-employees was part of the alleged terrorist plot to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

    Democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and former second lady Jill Biden are among others who have appeared in Michigan this fall.

    The general election is Nov. 3.

    Susan J. Demas is a 19-year journalism veteran and one of the state’s foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and WKAR-TV’s “Off the Record.” In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief, she is the Advance’s chief columnist, writing on women, LGBTQs, the state budget, the economy and more. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Farough & Associates, Michigan’s premier political communications firm. For almost five years, Susan was the Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 80 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive. She is the only Michigan journalist to be named to the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Reporters,” the Huffington Post’s list of “Best Political Tweeters” and the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Bloggers.” Susan was the recipient of a prestigious Knight Foundation fellowship in nonprofits and politics. She served as Deputy Editor for MIRS News and helped launch the Michigan Truth Squad, the Center for Michigan’s fact-checking project. She started her journalism career reporting on the Iowa caucuses for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Susan has hiked over 3,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 60 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two teenagers along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.