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Trump Controversy Accompanies Campaign Stop in Michigan

As Donald Trumps comes to speak at the Renaissance Center, controversy over his recent comments comes with him.  (AcrylicArtist/morguefile.com)
As Donald Trumps comes to speak at the Renaissance Center, controversy over his recent comments comes with him. (AcrylicArtist/morguefile.com)
August 8, 2016

DETROIT -- The Donald Trump campaign is working to shift attention away from the controversy over his dispute with the parents of a fallen Muslim Army officer, but many Michiganders aren't ready to leave the issue behind.

Trump is scheduled to give a major economic speech in Detroit Monday which many Michigan Republicans are expected to attend. Brandon Dillon, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, said it's time for the state's Republicans to take a stand.

"While disrespecting that particular Gold Star family, he's also disrespected all veterans and their families," Dillon said. "Yet Michigan Republicans have failed to stand up or even speak out."

Anti-Trump protesters plan to form a human wall around the Renaissance Center where the candidate will address members and guests of the Detroit Economic Club. Hillary Clinton is expected to campaign in the state mid-week.

While Trump has said he has strong support in the military community and his campaign believed the spat with the Khan family would soon blow over, Dale Evans, a veteran of the Vietnam War now living in Frankfort, said he disagrees.

"I think that's very condescending and insulting to veterans who died saving this country and defending its freedoms," Evans said.

Active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their families are historically one of the largest voting blocs in the country, and as a group they tend to favor Republicans.


Mona Shand, Public News Service - MI