For the third year in a row, President Donald Trump avoids the White House Correspondents' annual dinner for an election rally, his first since the publication of the Special Attorney Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
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The President will gather with followers Green Bay, Wisconsin, is re-election campaigned for its 18th statewide rally since announcing its first presidential campaign in June 201
Trump's victory in Wisconsin in 2016 marked for the first time that a Republican presidential candidate had won the state since the mid-1980s, and is fiercely contested in 2020 as Democrats seek to rebuild the so-called "Blue Wall". Midwestern states that have helped push people like Barack Obama forward Bill Clinton to victory in their presidential bids.
"President Trump looks forward to sharing his government's achievements with the great people of Wisconsin," wrote Michael Glassner, chief operating officer of Trump's re-election campaign, in a statement released earlier this month announcing the rally , "Under President Trump's leadership, paychecks are now growing twice as fast as in the bottom half of the income spectrum. Unemployment has reached generational levels and the trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada will open Canadian dairy markets to farmers throughout Wisconsin.
2018, however, was a banner year for Democrats in Wisconsin when the party swept all nationwide polls Republican Governor Scott Walker, who was seeking a third term, but was defeated by Democrat Tony Evers.
In response to Trump's visit, the Wisconsin Democrats plan to hold a "rally for the people" on Saturday morning, led by 32-year-old African-American governor Mandela Barnes.
The victories in Wisconsin and Michigan, where the Democrats reversed the governor's mansion and two congressional seats, underscore the importance of both states for the re-election of Trump – and the difficult political terrain he can find in 2020.
The President's rally will also take a look at Trump's most sustained and direct response to Mueller's report and anticipations from the Democrats on Capitol Hill, who are still hovering over his presidency.
Following Mueller's report, Trump continued to torment the Special Representative's investigation, tweeting it earlier This week, Trump Haters and Angry Democrats "composed" it.
….. Despite the fact that the Mueller report by Trump Haters and Angry Democrats, which had unlimited resources and human resources, was "composed", the end result was no collusion, no disability. Amazing!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2019
Eventually, the Special Representative's office did not find sufficient evidence to suggest that members of the Trump campaign or its affiliates were conspiring tuned to the Russians. However, the report did not come to a possible obstruction of the judiciary by the president.
Despite Muller's detailed understanding of Russia's interference, Trump's senior advisers claim it is the candidate's message that ultimately led to his 2016 victory.
"Donald Trump won – we did not need WikiLeaks, we had Wisconsin, he won because he was the better candidate, with a better message," said Kellyanne Conway, Presidential Advisor, to George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. This past Sunday.
The rally will be Trump's third campaign this year.
The President has held retreating competitions in El Paso, Texas, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, while his election campaign is against the one who emerges from the field of overcrowded Democrats who rose to 20 with the official this week Vice President Joe Biden.