Lieu thanks Trump for visiting Michigan: Your ‘toxic rallies’ energize Dems

Lieu thanks Trump for visiting Michigan: Your ‘toxic rallies’ energize Dems
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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) thanked President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE on Saturday for holding an "unhinged" rally in Michigan, saying that it would energize Democrats. 

"Dear @realDonaldTrump: US auto sales dropped 8%; Ford is shedding most of its car lineup; and GM is cutting 1,500 jobs," Lieu tweeted. 

"But I'm super excited you're doing another unhinged #MAGA rally. While it's tough to watch too much of your toxic rallies, they do energize Dems. Thank you."

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Lieu's tweet came in response to Trump's speech at a fiery, campaign-style rally in Washington, Mich., where the president boasted about U.S. economic growth under his administration and vowed to bolster the American auto industry. 

Trump held the rally as reporters and government officials gathered back in Washington, D.C., for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. It was the president's second year forgoing the gala. 

Lieu's tweet was responding to a tweet from Trump claiming that auto manufacturers were "expanding at record pace."