MOSINEE (WKOW) — President Donald Trump took a strong stance after suspicious devices targeted former and current top officials this week. He called for unity while addressing thousands on Wednesday while investigators search for those responsible for mailing suspected pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN.
“We want all sides to come together in peace and harmony,” said Trump. “Any acts or threats of political violence are an attack on our democracy itself.”
After addressing the threats, he called for widespread support for Republicans in the state, especially Governor Scott Walker, who is seeking a third term, and U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir.
Trump called Vukmir’s opponent Tammy Baldwin radical and a “far left who wants to take over health care.”
The health care debate is also a talking point for many Republicans. Scott Walker is involved in a lawsuit to dismantle Obamacare. He reinforced his support to always protect people with preexisting conditions.
“We will always cover people like my wife with preexisting conditions, don’t believe those lies,” said Walker.
The President also blasted democratic opponents arguing they would harm the county if they take control of Congress.
“There are radical differences between our two parties and it is essential for democracy to draw a sharp contrast between the two different platforms being put in front of the people,” said Trump.
His visit comes at a time when national and state polls show Walker in a tight race against Democrat Tony Evers. Rumors circulated last week that some of Trump’s advisers told him to not come to Wisconsin because of fears Walker won’t win.
“A lot more people are saying enough is enough,” said State Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point). “Walker might lose that’s why it was suggested or leaked that he wasn’t going to come here and that just shows momentum is on our side.”
Former President Barack Obama will host a rally in Milwaukee on Friday for Democrats.
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