Barack Obama Will Join Joe Biden In Michigan Saturday
(CBS DETROIT) - Former President Barack Obama will join Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president Joe Biden in Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 31, just three days before the Nov. 3 election.
There's no details as of Wednesday where Biden and Obama will be in the state, but Biden's campaign said Tuesday the former vice president would "discuss bringing Americans together to address the crises facing the country."
President Donald Trump visited Michigan Tuesday for a rally in Lansing and Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Flint Wednesday night.
On Tuesday, Biden released a statement on Trump's visit to the state.
"President Trump's mismanagement of this pandemic has devastated Michigan. More than 160,000 Michiganders have been infected with COVID-19, more than 7,000 have lost their lives, cases are surging, hundreds of thousands are out of work, and there's no end in sight. Governor Whitmer has shown true leadership and her actions have saved lives in Michigan. But this moment also required presidential leadership – and when we needed it, President Trump panicked. He froze. And today, eight months into this crisis, he still has no plan to get the virus under control, no interest in listening to the scientists, and no ability to lead our country through this moment. His own Chief of Staff admitted just days ago that the Trump Administration has given up trying to control the pandemic. With one week left until the election, Michiganders can finally put an end to the chaos, failure, and division that has defined Donald Trump's presidency. We can bring this country back together, get this virus under control, lower health care costs, and build our economy back better than before," Biden stated.
Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris visited southeast Michigan over the weekend and his wife, Jill, is expected to visit Michigan on Thursday.
President Donald Trump's children, Eric and Tiffany Trump, will campaign in the state at separate events Thursday.
On Wednesday afternoon Biden Tweeted, "We voted." with a photo of him and his wife, masked up, filling out an election ballot.
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