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Obstacle for Trump in Bid for Michigan: Himself

Jun 01, 2020 - The New York Times

The state provides a case study in how the president's impulsive and insulting statements can undermine his push for re-election.

WASHINGTON -- A day before his visit in May to Michigan, where unemployment has climbed to 23 percent and flooding had grown severe enough to make national headlines, President Trump threatened to ''hold up funding'' for a state he almost certainly must carry to win re-election.

The rationale behind this extraordinary warning and apparent act of self-sa...