Trump talks jobs and makes appeal to black voters near Lansing

- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to a large audience just outside Lansing Friday.

He spoke outside Lansing Friday afternoon at the The Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Dimondale.

His talking points were jobs, the economy, infrastructure and Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. But there was also a new wrinkle - African-American voters. Trump's message was since the Democratic Party and politics as usual candidates "have failed" them, to try something new.

"What do you have to lose," he said, also taking aim at the establishment in Washington D.C. "In the Trump administration, all workers of all colors will get higher wages. 

"African-Americans should be getting the high-paying jobs that they deserve."

He also threatened big companies from moving jobs out of the country and mentioned GM moving jobs to Mexico. He cautioned against Mexico becoming the new auto manufacturing capital of the world.

Trump is taking on a new approach that his supporters, like Albert Lyon, appear to like.

"He's reading the monitor more. He's not as robust about somethings as he was. I think he's doing very well. I think it's softer," Lyon said.

The Florida resident made her to the Lansing area to watch the speech, after waiting several hours in line.

This week brough some shake-ups to the Trump campaign including the resignation on Friday of chairman Paul Manafort. The bombshell doesn't appear to be shaking up Lyon.

"I don't see anything wrong with that. If he needs to get softer and the people behind him get a little tougher, I think that's okay," Lyon said.

Check back with FOX 2 for options to watch a livestream of the event. 

Trump's speech is expected to start at 5 p.m. and we'll live stream the speech on our Facebook page. Click here to watch it live! 

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