REPORT: Trump gives update on threat to defund Michigan over mail-in ballots

MAY 20, 2020

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President Trump says he’s unlikely to make good on a threat to withdraw funds from states including Michigan over their promotion of mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

“They’ll be finding out very soon if it’s necessary. I don’t think it’s going to be necessary,” Trump told reporters at the White House Wednesday afternoon.

The article goes on to state the following:

Trump said he “just spoke with” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, about flooding in the state, but not specifically about his threat. Trump is scheduled to visit Michigan on Thursday, but is not slated to meet Whitmer, whose name has been floated as a potential vice president pick for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.


White House Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany answered questions about Trump’s tweeted threat:

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer commented on the tweet:

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