Saturday, January 16, 2021

Michelle Obama to Host a Voter Participation Rally in Detroit, Trump Fires Shots Over Weinstein Link

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*Former First Lady Michelle Obama will host a voter participation rally in Detroit later this month, a state key to President Trump’s re-election efforts.

The event is part of the nonpartisan, nonprofit group that Obama co-chairs, When We All Vote, set to take place on March 27 at University of Detroit Mercy. According to the announcement, the event is free and will be open to  the organization’s volunteers and partners, educators, as well as voting-age high school and college students, mlive.com reports.

Obama launched When We All Vote in 2018, which she co-chairs along with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw — and their goal is to promote voter participation in elections at all levels.

“If we really want our voices to be heard, we need to vote in every election. Not just for president, but for every office: school board, statehouse, Senate — all of them,” Obama said at the time of the launch. “Our democracy and the country we love requires our attention, voice, and participation.”

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Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Nancy Pelosi greet President Donald Trump just ahead of the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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As Obama encourages Americans to vote, Trump has fired shots amid his re-election campaign. 

Not only has his administration rolled back her school lunch guidelines, he recently attacked Obama for being a fan of convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. Her eldest daughter Malia also worked as an intern at his company in the summer of 2017.

‘The people who liked him were the Democrats. Michelle Obama loved him, loved him. Hillary Clinton loved him,’ he said a press conference in New Delhi in response to a question from DailyMail.com

“I was never a fan of Harvey, as you know,’ he said. ‘He was a person I didn’t like.

Trump also called Weinstein’s conviction a “great victory” for women and the #MeToo movement. 

“I think from the point of view of women, it is a great day, a great victory.”

Trump himself has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women and has denied the allegations. 

Meanwhile, the voter participation rally in Detroit kicks off several months ahead of the presidential election in November. Trump was the surprising winner of Michigan in the 2016 election, taking the state from Hillary Clinton. Will he dominate once again come November? 

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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