Thousands attend Trump rally in Green Bay

Published: Apr. 27, 2019 at 5:37 PM CDT
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President Donald Trump made a stop Saturday night at the Resch Center in Green Bay, to hold a 'Make America Great Again' rally. This is his first campaign rally since the Mueller Report was released.

Thousands of people from around Wisconsin flocked to Green Bay to hear what Trump had to say. This was a free event that anyone could attend, but Secret Service detail said only the first 10,000 people are being let into the center.

Some people arrived in town Friday night, and actually stayed outside the Resch Center in the cold to be one of the first people in the door.

President Trump spoke for nearly 90 minutes, and addressed several key issues that concern the residents of Wisconsin such as unemployment.

"In the great state of Wisconsin, home of the legendary Green Bay Packers. And there's no place I'd rather be than right here in America's heartland," said Trump. "America's future has never been brighter, but yet the Democrats, those very friendly people, in Washington have never been angrier than they are today."

Trump used the rally to boast abound funding for the wall, and attacked top Democratic lawmakers. He also mentioned John McCain and talked about health care.

"One man decided to vote against us at the last moment, even though he campaigned for 8 years to repeal and replace, but that's okay because we are coming up but when we win, we are coming up with a great package. We will be the party of health care after we win the election. We have to take back the House," said Trump.

Regardless of political views, one local man from Marathon Co. said he had to make the trip to Green Bay.

"This will be my fourth rally that I have seen. Twice when he was on the trail and twice when he was president. I have to come and see him. He's the president of the United States. He's the best president we have had since Ronald Reagan. We've gotten more done in the last two years than the eight years of Obama," said Keith Kostroski of Wausau.

Although thousands throughout the state are excited that Trump is in town, top Democratic leaders in Green Bay held a press conference encouraging people to focus on the 2020 election and not just Trump's visit.

"Yet he is here today because he is desperate. He knows the importance of the state of Wisconsin. He knows that when Democrats leave with a vision, Donald Trump has no chance. Donald Trump realizes the importance of Wisconsin, he has made numerous trips here. And that's what we want to encourage out Democratic nominee to do the same," said Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes of Wisconsin.

According to the owners of the Resch Center, there was record-breaking attendance because of the rally.