(WISCONSIN) — Yesterday, ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to Wisconsin, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, and Assembly candidate Emily Siegrist, held a video press conference to call out Trump for his failed response to the coronavirus pandemic and his continued attacks on the Affordable Care Act.
See what they had to say below, and watch the full event here.
- “This election is not the same as 2016,” Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley said. “We see the enthusiasm, we see people who are ready to go to the ballot box. And when we think about the amount of times that Donald Trump has come to Wisconsin, I guess it just lets you know he’s literally running scared, that he continues not to listen to the science on this pandemic. That’s why his events are super spreader events.”
- Democrats continue to criticize the president over his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- “I challenge anybody to answer the simple question: What is Donald Trump’s plan to fight the pandemic?,” Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said. “What is the plan of the Republicans in the state Legislature to fight this pandemic? They don’t have a plan.”
- Kaul added: “Joe Biden has a plan, Donald Trump does not.”
- Earlier in the day on Saturday, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, a democrat, condemned Trump’s rallies on a call with reporters.
- “It’s another example of the president putting his political interests and what he thinks is in his political interests ahead of the health of Wisconsinites,” he said.
- Polls show Trump trailing in Wisconsin, which is regarded as a key swing state in the presidential race.
- Ahead of President Trump’s visit to Wisconsin, several prominent state Democrats held a virtual news conference.
- Attorney General Josh Kaul says the president’s response to the pandemic has failed and Joe Biden is the only candidate with an effective plan.
- “I challenge anybody to answer this simple question: What is Donald Trump’s plan to fight the pandemic? I’ll ask another one, too, what is the plan of the Republicans in the state Legislature to fight this pandemic? And the answers to those questions are simple — they don’t have a plan,” he said.