News, Culture and NPR for Central & Northern Michigan
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
91.7FM Alpena and WCML-TV Channel 6 Alpena are off the air. Click here to learn more.

Former President Donald Trump to hold rally, first trip to Michigan since 2020 presidential election

Former President Donald Trump returns to Michigan this weekend, for a rally in Macomb County, Michigan remains a key player in Trump’s political ambitions.

Trump made Michigan one of his final campaign stops in 2020 and in 2016, when voters in Macomb County handed him the state and, in a very real way, the White House.

Trump also falsely accused Democrats in Michigan, and Detroit in particular, of rigging the 2020 presidential election against him, an allegation repeatedly rejected by courts and officials from both major political parties.

Now Trump is on a tour of selected states, praising candidates he’s endorsing, chastising those who won’t support his baseless claims of voter fraud, and continuing to tease a possible bid for the presidency in 2024.

He’s expected to do the same at Saturday’s rally in Washington Township, the first time Trump has visited Michigan since the last presidential election.

Quinn Klinefelter is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, anchoring midday newscasts and preparing reports for WDET, NPR and the BBC.