NewsTrump convinces he has a chance to take over traditionally Democratic Minnesota

Trump convinces he has a chance to take over traditionally Democratic Minnesota

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA - MAY 17: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks to guests at the annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner hosted by the Minnesota Republican party on May 17, 2024 in St. Paul, Minnesota. A recent poll has President Joe Biden leading Trump in the state by two percentage points.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MINNESOTA - MAY 17: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks to guests at the annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner hosted by the Minnesota Republican party on May 17, 2024 in St. Paul, Minnesota. A recent poll has President Joe Biden leading Trump in the state by two percentage points. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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9:42 AM EDT, May 18, 2024, updated: 8:58 AM EDT, May 19, 2024

He is also convinced he won in Minnesota in 2016 and 2020, which is untrue. He claimed the same in Wisconsin, which he had also lost.

During his day off from the New York Money Hush trial, after attending his son Barron's graduation in Florida, Donald Trump decided to visit a Republican fundraiser in Minnesota. He falsely claimed that he won the state in two previous Presidential elections despite Minnesota favoring Democratic candidates for over 40 years. The last Republican candidate to win was in the 1972 elections when Minnesota voters favored President Ronald Reagan over George McGovern.Trump's conspiracy theories concerning the 2020 election degradation remain prominent in his presidential campaign.

"We won this state by a lot" makes a comeback

During his speech, Donald Trump proved sure that "I thought we won it in 2016...I know we won it in 2020." He also declared, "We're going to win this state." Official data inform that in 2016, Hillary Clinton won over Donald Trump by a small margin - Clinton got the support of 46.9% of voters, whereas 45.4% of voters marked "x" on the ballot next to Trump's surname. However, the situation looked less favorable for the Republican candidate in the previous election, when President Biden received 52.4%. In contrast, Donald Trump could have counted on the support of 45.3% of voters, translating into more than 233,000 votes discrepancy.

James Singer, President Biden's spokesperson, sharply addressed Donald Trump's accusation by saying he is "unhinged about his 2020 loss," adding harshly, "In 2020, Joe Biden beat him by 7 million votes, including by more than 230,000 in Minnesota—and this November, Joe Biden is going to beat him again because Americans deserve better than a weak, desperate, and pathetic loser like Donald Trump as their commander in chief."

Democratic Governor from Minnesota, Tim Waltz, also tok his stance on the Trump's approach. In the online broadcast he called Trump's statement "an affront to democracy," reminding that "He lost by over seven points... And for him to crow that he thinks he has a chance, I remind folks, Joe Biden came closer in Texas than Donald Trump came in Minnesota."

Donald Trump also firmly believed, as he claimed during the conference, that Minnesota would be the state of Republican expansion on the political map of the United States. He convinced, "This November, the people of Minnesota are going to tell Crooked Joe Biden — right? 'The Apprentice'?' You're fired!'"

"If you didn’t have me as president, you wouldn’t have Minneapolis today."

Republican candidate presented his actions, which he found achievements for the state. Among them, he mentioned the steep tariffs. They had been imposed on foreign steel while he had been a President. He emphasized that due to purchasing the Iron Range (the iron mining area of northeastern Minnesota), the region came "roaring back to life." As a result, in fact, the region filled with blue-collar workers and union workers, which tended to be Democratic, started mildly leaning Republican in the recent elections. The steep tariffs he imposed on foreign steel while serving as president bought the Iron Range - the iron mining area of northeastern Minnesota - "roaring back to life." The area, with a heavy population of blue-collar workers and union workers, used to be solidly Democratic, but the region has been trending Republican in recent elections.

Donald Trump, in a characteristic for himself manner, attacked President Biden, addressing him as a "horrible President" who is "destroying our country." Moreover, he likewise stated that President Joe Biden is "a horrible human being, too." The outrage was finished with attacking the President's golfing skills. He accused President Biden of inflating his abilities as a "non-athlete" person, ending the sentence with an expletive that met the audience's positive reaction and laughs.

When discussing the upcoming CNN debate, Donald Trump mocked President Biden's shape by saying, "If he makes it through the debate, they’ll say it was the finest debate performance in history." He additionally accused CNN of bias and asked rhetorically, exposing his attitude toward the station - "Remember that idiot from CNN? Oh, I shouldn’t say that I’m doing a debate with them; they’ll be slightly tougher."

On May 18th Donald Trump will be a guest during NRA meeting in Dallas.

Source: Washington Times, New York Times, Politico, NBC News

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