President Donald Trump will roll into Wisconsin on Monday as Democrats open their mostly virtual convention in Milwaukee. With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris making remote convention speeches next week because of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump and Republicans are swooping into the state, a pivotal battleground in the fall election.
"As you know, Joe Biden refuses to come to Wisconsin next week for his own convention," Trump said Wednesday night during a virtual rally with supporters in Wisconsin.
"Now, maybe after he hears about this call he will ... but he's not even going to pay the respect of at least making a stopover," Trump said. "The Democrats are once again ignoring the incredible people of Wisconsin. And that's something I never did because you had the best year you've ever had last year and you're looking like you're going to have it again this coming year. But they're going to ignore Wisconsin just like they did in 2016."
Trump said: "I'll be there on Monday and many times through the campaign and beyond."
"Every political stunt Trump pulls will only intensify Wisconsin’s excitement about sending Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House," Wikler said.
"While Trump poses in Oshkosh, the nation will see Democrats speak at the COVID-safe virtual Milwaukee convention about Joe Biden’s uniting vision for America," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler said in reaction to the possible Trump visit.
So I guess the DNC virtual convention is next week.— The Doctor (@TennantRob) August 12, 2020
I envision an incredibly miserable zoom meeting with people broadcasting from their bathrooms.
I think virtually nobody cares.
The DNC is next week:— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) August 12, 2020
What's happening each night?
Who will be speaking?
How to watch?
Here's everything we know about the virtual convention, so far. https://t.co/8VpRVPzWid
I was honored to be in Wisconsin today, on the edge of beautiful Lake Michigan, with the legendary workers of Marinette Marine! pic.twitter.com/7RPGKcqsGa— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2020