Trump, DeVos speak in Walker for ‘Thank You Tour’

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a rally at DeltaPlex Arena, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — President-elect Donald Trump spoke to a large crowd at the DeltaPlex Friday night as part of his “Thank You Tour.”

The Grand Rapids area visit is part of a special tour Trump is taking to states across the country that carried him to the White House.

Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, were a few of the speakers who introduced Trump before he took the stage shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Trump took time out of his speech to allow nominee for the secretary of education Betsy DeVos to take the stage.

Betsy DeVos, who has been nominated for secretary of eduction, speaking at President-elect Donald Trump's "Thank You Tour" at the DeltaPlex on Dec. 9, 2016.
Betsy DeVos, who has been nominated for secretary of education, speaking at President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank You Tour” at the DeltaPlex on Dec. 9, 2016.

“It’s time to make education great again in this country,” Michigan native DeVos said at the Trump event.

She was briefly interrupted by a few hecklers.

“Where do these people come from? Unbelievable,” Trump asked after more hecklers were pulled from the crowd.

Trump thanked the crowd for their support and discussed many of the same topics he talked about on the campaign trail, including trade deals.

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a rally at DeltaPlex Arena, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a rally at DeltaPlex Arena, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“Buy American and hire American,” he said will be the rule of his administration.

During his speak, Trump announced that he has named Dow Chemical’s Andrew Liveris to chair his manufacturing council.

Trump also talked about how he didn’t have support from Gov. Rick Snyder during the presidential campaign.

“It would have been nice if we got a little help from your governor. It would have been nice,” Trump told the crowd.

Trump spoke for nearly an hour and left the stage around 8:40 p.m.