Donald Trump in Michigan: ‘This is Car Country…We’re Going to Keep it Car County’

Guests wait for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to arrive for a rally at Macomb Community College on March 4, 2016 in Warren, Michigan.
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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump tells supporters in Warren, Michigan that he’ll be the best candidate to make sure Mexico doesn’t become the car capital of the world.

During a campaign stop at the Macomb Community Expo Center Friday, Trump repeated attacks on his GOP rivals and also said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) should thank him for helping Sanders’ poll numbers surge after Trump attacked Clinton.

“We’re going to talk about cars,” Trump began, and the crowd applauded and began cheering, “Build the wall!”

“Don’t worry folks,” Trump said, assuring them he will build the wall and Mexico will pay for it.

“This is car country…we’re going to keep it car country,” Trump vowed to the Michigan voters.

The real estate mogul mentioned Ford leaving the United States and building a plant in Mexico for the cost of $2.5 billion dollars. “Mexico is becoming the car capital of the world. We’re going to turn that around,” he promised. “This is the reason I’m leading by a lot in Michigan because everyone knows all I talk about is cars.”

Trump repeated his attacks on “lying” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who Trump says couldn’t get elected dog catcher in his home state of Florida.

Trump also mentioned his recent endorsement from Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Trump naming him his Chairman of National Security Advisory Committee. “He’s a very good friend of Cruz,” Trump said, adding that Cruz “couldn’t believe that it happened.”

Trump then turned his attention to the Democrats, saying the press reported about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) surging in the polls, but that it was Trump that hurt Clinton’s poll numbers.

Trump suggested that when he called Clinton an enabler and referenced her husband President Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual harassment past after she called Trump sexist hurt Clinton in the polls.

“I want Bernie to make a speech today and thank me,”  Trump challenged, blaming the press for reporting on Sanders’ surge instead of giving Trump credit.