President Donald Trump’s campaign is pessimistic about the his chances in Michigan, a state in which a very narrow victory propelled him to victory.
According to Politico, team Trump is acutely aware that he only won the state by less than a point in 2016, and expects Democratic turnout and enthusiasm to be higher this time around.
Though they haven’t given up on the state, dispatching Vice President Mike Pence frequently and installing a permanent staff, they are turning their hopes to Minnesota and New Hampshire where they think they have a better chance.
Even without Michigan, Trump could win with the other states he got last time. However, that would make states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, far from a mortal lock for the President, completely indispensable.