Donald Trump brought his presidential campaign back to Wisconsin on Tuesday night, presiding over a raucous rally on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Trump urged early voters who may have already cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton to reconsider, in the wake of Clinton’s latest email issues.
“She has no one to blame but herself,” the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd inside Zorn Arena. They responded with the by now familiar chants of “lock her up,” which have become a staple of Trump events. Wisconsin law does have a provision that allows you to “spoil” your ballot and ask for a new one – including if you’ve already voted absentee.
Trump was preceded on stage by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and was introduced by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville was campaigning for GOP candidates elsewhere.
In addition to taking shots at Clinton, Trump made sure to work in jabs at another of his favorite foils – the media. “Horrible people. Untruthful people. They’re extremely dishonest.” Trump, repeating his promise to make inner cities safer, referenced Milwaukee, where he said homicides have risen to their level in 20 years. “You don’t hear that from the dishonest media. They don’t tell you that.”
Trump, in pledging keep to the nation safe from terrorism, said Clinton would allow a 550 percent increase in admitting Syrian refugees to the U.S. “Her plan would mean generations of terrorism and extremism spreading in your schools and throughout your communities. When I am elected president, we will suspend the Syrian refugee program, and we will keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. And as I said, and as you know, we’re not playing games. Yes we will build the wall.”