President Trump tweets support for Bill Schuette for governor

Trump tweeted his support for Michigan AG Bill Schuette for governor.

MICHIGAN - President Donald Trump tweeted his support tonight for Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who formally announced this week that he's running for governor.

But he spelled his name wrong, earning corrections from some commenters on the social media site.

"Attorney General Bill Shuette will be a fantastic Governor for the great State of Michigan," Trump tweeted. "I am bringing back your jobs and Bill will help!"

Schuette, in announcing his run for governor on Wednesday, promised that if elected, he would cut state income taxes, push Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and bring the state more and better-paying jobs.

"Michigan needs leaders who are laser-focused on jobs," Schuette said in a hall at the Midland County Fairgrounds. "More jobs, more paychecks, and more people."

Trump's endorsement comes as the governor's race is expected to expand soon to include Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. 

Calley had been an early endorser of Trump during the presidential election. That is, until vulgar remarks Trump made about women surfaced and Calley withdrew his support.

"The latest revelations about Donald Trump and his past make it impossible for me to maintain support of him," Calley told Gongwer News Service of Lansing in a statement in October. "It would be best for the party, and America, if Mr. Trump would step aside and allow the kind of option America could believe in."

Schuette responded to Trump's tweet by also taking to Twitter. He thanked the President for his support and said, "working together, Michigan will start winning again with more jobs, growth & paychecks." 

Related: Michigan Attorney General Schuette joins Republican race for governor

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