Photo by Saiyna Bashir, The Capital Times

President Donald Trump has scheduled a Jan. 14 campaign rally in Milwaukee, his first stop of the new year in what is likely to be a key battleground state in 2020. 

Trump’s “Make America Great Again” rally is planned for 7 p.m. in the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in the city’s downtown area. 

Dem presidential contenders have their 7th debate planned for Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, the same day as Trump’s rally.

Trump was last in Wisconsin in July to push the U.S. Mexico-Canada trade deal at Derco Aerospace in Milwaukee and to attend a private fundraiser. He also visited the state in April for a rally at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon.

State Dem Chair Ben Wikler accused Trump of breaking promises to Wisconsinites over the past three years.

“Whether through his trade war that has cost thousands of people their jobs and livelihoods, his refusal to help lower prescription drug costs, or the huge handouts he gave to the rich at the expense of the middle class, Trump has caused irreversible damage to countless Wisconsinites,” Wikler said.

State GOP Chairman Andrew Hitt in a statement said the party is “incredibly excited” to welcome the president.

“President Trump’s policies have helped Wisconsin grow even stronger during his term in office and the state will be fired up and ready to deliver our 10 electoral votes to President Trump in 2020,” Hitt said.

Tickets for the rally are available here: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/events/milwaukee-wi-jan-14-2020/

 

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