Trump and Sanders focus on Fox Valley in tweets

Published: Apr. 23, 2019 at 2:58 PM CDT
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Green Bay and the Fox Valley are part of the spotlight on Presidential politics this week as President Donald Trump prepares to visit--and opponents react.

President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders both mentioned Green Bay in tweets Tuesday. Starkly different tweets.

President Trump promoted his upcoming stop in Green Bay by tweeting, "I will be going to Green Bay, Wisconsin, for a really big Rally on Saturday Evening. Big crowd expected, much to talk about. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

Sen. Sanders responded by tweeting about Shopko, Kimberly-Clark and Foxconn.

"Trump promised to protect American jobs. He lied, and workers across Green Bay and the Fox Valley have lost their jobs. When we are in the White House, we will end the corporate greed behind the Shopko closures, Kimberly-Clark layoffs and Foxconn scam," Sanders tweeted.

Wisconsin is expected to be a battleground in the 2020 Presidential election. Wisconsin went red for Trump in 2016. It was the first time since Ronald Reagan in 1984 that Wisconsin chose a Republican for the White House.

Some pundits and critics blamed Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton for failing to visit the state in the lead up to the election. Polls often showed Clinton with a healthy lead over Trump.

Trump will hold a rally at the Resch Center April 27 at 7 p.m.

for ticket information. Tickets are free and first-come-first-served.

The president is coming to Green Bay in lieu of attending the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

This marks Trump's third trip to Green Bay since 2015 when he was running for election.

Sanders has made several trips to Green Bay since 2016. He held a "Repeal the Trump Tax Tour" rally last February.

Sanders defeated Clinton to win the Democratic Primary in Wisconsin in 2016. Sanders and other democrats will be no strangers to Wisconsin in the lead up to 2020. Milwaukee is hosting the Democratic National Convention.