President-elect Donald Trump brought his Thank You tour to the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence receive Packer jerseys on their Thank You tour to Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/87mHh24n51
In addition to reiterating his plan to "Make America Great Again," Trump celebrated the role Wisconsin played in his stunning victory.
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Read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's take on the event:
President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence receive Packer jerseys on their Thank You tour to Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/87mHh24n51— Rick Wood (@RickWoodMJS) December 14, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump's Tuesday night "thank you" tour stop in Wisconsin often sounded a lot like an extended victory lap.Of course, the Journal Sentinel doesn't focus on the excitement or celebratory nature of the event, given that the Leftist media are still in the grieving process.
"I'm here today for one main reason," Trump told the crowd at the packed Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center. "To say 'thank you' to the people of Wisconsin."
During his nearly hourlong speech, Trump repeatedly marveled at his surprise win. He ticked off a list of states that were reported to be in play, detailing the shock as he was called a winner in each of them.
"That map was bleeding red!" Trump said.
He also repeatedly mocked the media, calling reporters "very dishonest people" and saying news organizations were "devastated" when he won on election night.
His speech was met with occasional chants of "Media sucks!" and "CNN sucks!" Some in the crowd shouted, "Liars!" when he complained that news coverage was biased against him.
But on Tuesday night, Trump had nothing but praise for Wisconsin Republicans. Many of the state's GOP leaders joined him at the rally, including Sen. Ron Johnson, Reince Priebus, U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, Gov. Scott Walker, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.
Trump and Ryan had a strained relationship throughout the election, but in West Allis, the president-elect said he has come to appreciate Ryan's genius "like a fine wine."
But he also added that he won't praise Ryan anymore if he goes against him.
During the presidential primary, Trump had mocked Walker, saying he was the one who drove Walker out of the 2016 presidential race and "sent him packing like a little boy."
On Tuesday, he praised Walker's toughness and leadership.
"I give a lot of credit to your governor," he later added. "I give a lot of credit to Paul Ryan."
During his speech, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. mocked reports of Russian interference in the presidential election, calling it "the Russian conspiracy," and said the United States intelligence should instead investigate George Soros and liberal threats against conservatives.
Duffy struck a similar tone, accusing Democrats — whom he called "whiny sore losers" — of trying to diminish Trump's victory.
Of course, the Journal Sentinel highlights past negative comments Trump made about Paul Ryan and Scott Walker and his change of tune.
Of course, the Journal Sentinel complains about Trump's remarks disparaging the media as "very dishonest people." The fact is the Leftist media did all they could to get Hillary Clinton elected, but they failed.
I feel bad about enjoying this so much, but I can't deny that I am enjoying it.
Trump's victory was such an upset. Leftists and Never Trumpers still haven't come to terms with the reality of President Trump. They stubbornly refuse to accept it. That's their choice.
They can wallow in their disappointment while the rest of us have a Merry Christmas.