The event is a fundraiser for the Saginaw and Genesee County Republican Parties.
– Donald Trump, the hottest commodity in the Republican race for the presidential nomination right now, is expected in Michigan this afternoon with his populist message and often acerbic rhetoric.
“I just want to voice my concern about Donald Trump, especially when it comes to immigrants and obviously women too”, said Julie Haefner, a history student at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant.
Democrats, veterans and Latino groups plan to protest outside of Trump’s speech.
He said Trump made some comments recently that have offended people, but that all the candidates will make mistakes before the election.
Trump is expected to speak at the Birch Run Expo Center around 7 p.m. By around 4 p.m., attendees were already lining up outside the venue, as were protesters.
He lashed out against moderator Megyn Kelly for her questions and said “there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”. “On the other hand, you have a lot of people who like what he says because he isn’t (politically correct) about it”. John McCain’s wartime captivity in Vietnam.
This is a fundraising dinner for the local Republican party in Flint and Saginaw, but it is also one of Trump’s first public appearances since a debate on FOX News last Thursday. “And I think that’s something people need to take into account in their decision-making process”.