A rally Wednesday drew red-hatted Republicans to gather together in a hangar at the Central Wisconsin airport in Mosinee. Speakers included Rep. Sean Duffy and House Speaker Paul Ryan, but it was Leah Vukmir and Governor Scott Walker that were the focus of the call to vote November 6. Vukmir is opposing Senator Tammy Baldwin in the race, and Walker faces Tony Evers for re-election.
President Trump, speaking about an hour and a half, began by addressing the explosive devices sent to top Democratic politicians, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He said that such a threat could have no place in our democracy and “any acts or threats of political violence are an attack on our democracy itself.”
Crowd estimates were anywhere from 18-30 thousand people, who gathered with no apparent incident other than a few medical emergencies that momentarily paused Duffy and Trump’s speeches. Only two protesters were spotted as vehicles lined up to attend mid-afternoon.
He went on to discuss the record number of jobs, the continued plans for a U.S-Mexico border wall, the under-budget creation of the U.S embassy in Jerusalem, and the plan for a military Space Force, as well as increased military spending.
Addressing farmers, Trump acknowledged that he did not know much about farming, but knew about business. With the renegotiation of NAFTA into the USMCA agreement between Mexico, the U.S, and Canada, dairy farmers are given access into the Canadian market and the Class 7 policy was eliminated.
He also praised the Foxconn deal, of which he attended a ribbon-cutting in June.
Trump brought both Walker and Vukmir on stage for another chance to speak. Earlier, each had addressed sustaining coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, a line of attack for Democrats. Walker’s pointed out that his wife falls under that category as someone with Type 1 Diabetes, while Vukmir passionately proclaimed that she would fall in front of a bus before letting those with a pre-existing condition go without coverage.
Chants of “Leah” and “Four more years” followed the candidates.