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Democrats, Republicans split on President Trump’s Milwaukee Visit

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MILWAUKEE (WXOW) --- President Donald Trump is set to speak at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Tuesday night.

While Republicans are embracing his visit, Democrats are calling out the president for his alleged shortcomings.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and other Democratic leaders say the president has failed to act on his pledge to expand health care.

"This is after four years of attacking affordable care and saying that he's got a replacement," said Mayor Barrett. "We've never seen his replacement to the Affordable Care Act for one simple reason - it doesn't exist."

The Milwaukee mayor's news conference featured parents dealing with rising health care costs and fears of losing their coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

On the other end of the political spectrum, Republicans are happy to see the president returning to the state.

"We're in one of the best economies in the history of our country," said Bill Feehan, La Crosse County Republican chairman. "Record-low unemployment, rising wages, and record stock market closes, so it's important that the president is there to take credit for his accomplishments."

Feehan believes that the president can rally his base to solidify another victory in Wisconsin.

The president is expected to begin speaking at 7:00 p.m. tonight.

Mike Beiermeister

WXOW Weekend Anchor and Reporter

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