President visited the state of decisive importance in the elections for the third time.
President Joe Biden on Saturday used his trip to Michigan to visit a cherry farm and discuss a bipartisan infrastructure package and additional plans to invest in families and education.
The President flew to Traverse City at noon, where he was greeted by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Traverse City is currently hosting the National Cherry Festival, an event that has been attended by Presidents Herbert Hoover and Gerald Ford in the past. Biden also visited a cherry farm in neighboring Antrim County.
In addition, as reported by the news portal Detroit News, Biden during the visit “noted the progress of our country in the fight against the virus.” Governor Whitmer and Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters visited the Cherry Farm with the President.
The trip marks Biden’s third visit to Michigan in less than six months in office. This time, the president flew into the state to urge Michigan residents to be more actively vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Grand Traverse County, which is home to Traverse City, has one of the highest vaccination rates in Michigan, with 68.1% of adults aged 16 and over received at least one dose of COVID vaccine, close to the target previously by Biden – 70% by July 4. The state average is 56.5%.
Biden was last in Michigan on May 18th. Then he visited the Ford Motor Co. truck factory. in Dearborn and rode the F-150 Lightning electric car. Before that, he visited the Pfizer plant in Portage, which produces the COVID-19 vaccine.
First Lady Jill Biden traveled to Michigan in June to speak at the vaccination site on the DeVos campus of Grand Rapids Community College.
Biden’s trip to Michigan was another reason to revitalize the White House’s campaign to support investment in infrastructure, family and education initiatives.
First Lady Jill Biden is visiting Maine and New Hampshire on Saturday, while Vice President Kamala Harris is planning a visit to a trade union training center in Las Vegas.