Yesterday at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump cheered the growing economy, and jeered Democratic opponents.
Trump mentioned the nation’s first quarter GDP of 3.2%, as well as job gains and reduction in poverty levels in Wisconsin. The state, traditionally Democratic, helped propel Trump’s 2016 victory. Democrats are focusing on regaining political support there in 2020.
Trump made clear his feelings about the Democratic party and their platforms for 2020.
“They should change (the name) to the Radical Left Democrat Party,” he told a near capacity 10,500-seat Risch Center in Green Bay. “It’s crazy what’s going on with them. Oh, do I look forward to running against them.”
It appears the far-left leanings of many Democrats and Democratic candidates will be the mantra of the 2020 election for President Trump, who pointed to the Green New Deal, very late-term abortion rights, and socialist leanings of party members such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the future direction of that party.
“The Republican Party is the party of all Americans. And common sense,” he proclaimed while the crowd cheered and chanted “USA.”
Trump told the audience that Democrats would take away 2nd amendment rights, promised to continue building the wall between the US and Mexico and, and promised a renewed effort in health care reform in his second term in office.
The rally coincided with the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner, once again refusing their invitation to attend.
The president’s beef with the biased reporting by the media isn’t a new one. Historian Ron Chernow, the dinner’s featured speaker, said the Founding Fathers had severe differences with the press and came under vicious criticism on occasion. He said President George Washington felt maligned and misunderstood by the press.
The president offered his condolences to families and victims of the Chebab of Poway synagogue in his opening remarks. He said America stands with the victims, denounced anti-Semitism and praised the law enforcement response. He also praised an off-duty Border Patrol agent, who shot at the attacker and “saved so many lives.”