Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker raised more than $1 million Tuesday evening at a fundraiser headlined by President Donald Trump in downtown Milwaukee.
The event required contributions of at least $1,000 for admission and $20,000 for a VIP seat and a photo with Trump and Walker. Some of the biggest names in Milwaukee-area business attended, as did a gaggle of Madison lobbyists.
Trump told guests the event raised $1.5 million for Walker’s next gubernatorial campaign in 2018, according to one attendee. However, that figure was not confirmed.
“That sounded high and seemed to grow throughout the night,” the source said. “It was definitely over a million.”
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President Donald Trump used a visit Tuesday to southeastern Wisconsin to hint a major manufacturer could be coming to the state and declare the Affordable Care Act a catastrophe that must be reversed.
“Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions and I think they’re going to give the governor a very happy surprise very soon,” Trump said during a stop at Waukesha County Technical College.
Trump did not name the manufacturer. This month, Gov. Scott Walker and a Wisconsin delegation met with business people in Japan. Continue reading “Tue, June 13, 2017: Trump visits Wisconsin, talks healthcare and apprenticeships”
In a meeting with Republican senators Tuesday to discuss health care reform, President Donald Trump gave them support to move in a different direction from the House-passed version of the legislation which he described as “mean,” according to two Senate aides whose bosses attended the lunch.
“He talked about making sure we have a bill that protects people with pre-existing conditions and helps people. We talked a little bit about the tax credit to make that work for low income elderly people,” Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who attended the meeting, said. “And he certainly is fine with us taking a different direction with what the house did.”
After the House passed its bill last month, Trump took a victory lap, holding a news conference in the Rose Garden flanked by members of Congress whom he praised for passing a “great plan.”
Tuesday’s lunch meeting resulted in little tangible progress on how to gain the support of nearly all Republican senators needed for it to pass the Senate.
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In the morning, he will receive his daily intelligence briefing and then meet with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.
In the afternoon, he has lunch with members of Congress.
Trump then heads to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he will meet with “Obamacare victims” and then give remarks on healthcare.
Later in the afternoon, he tours Waukesha County Technical College where he will then lead a workforce development roundtable discussion.
In the evening, he will give remarks at a Friends of Governor Scott Walker reception.
He then heads back to D.C.