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Trump brings 'thank you' tour to Michigan

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WASHINGTON (AP) -

President-elect Donald Trump is thanking supporters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, noting that the state helped power him to the White House.

Trump says his opponents "forgot about you people" and is pledging to work hard to justify the support. Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate to win Michigan since 1988.

Trump is also introducing Dow Chemical Co. CEO Andrew Liveris, who he says will head up an "American manufacturing council" that will be tasked with bringing industry back to the U.S. Liveris says Dow plans to put a new research-and-development center in Michigan.

“This innovation center will add to Dow’s world-class R&D engine, and could have been located anywhere in the world,” Liveris said. “We chose Michigan, our home for more than 119 years because of the highly-skilled workforce in the state and because we believe the incoming Presidential administration understands the importance of R&D investment and its multiplier impact on U.S. manufacturing jobs.”

Trump also introduced his choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, who lives in West Michigan.

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