'Four more years:' President Donald Trump speaks at campaign rally in downtown Milwaukee

’Four more years: ’ President Donald Trump speaks at campaign rally in downtown Milwaukee

Updated: 10:06 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The president spoke to a wild, full house at the Panther Arena Tuesday night.

President Trump says Wisconsin voted for him in 2016, and he kept his promises. 

The crowd chanted throughout the night, "four more years."

The president talked a lot about what he's meant for the economy since 2016, referencing low unemployment in Wisconsin and nationwide. He also talked about funding the military and defended his recent decision to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. 

Trump also touted his record on border security, repeating that Mexico will pay for the wall, and talked up American energy independence. Trump gave a quick audience poll, asking if people like the slogan, "Make America Great Again," and he says people now prefer, "Keep America Great."

"Our economy is booming, wages are rising, poverty is plummeting, crime is falling, and America is the envy of the entire world," he said.

Trump spoke for just under an hour and a half.


Posted: 3:23 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Milwaukee Tuesday night, Jan. 14 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

Supporters of President Trump started lining up hours ahead of the rally to make sure they'd get a spot inside the arena. 

President Trump  has campaigned in other areas of the state, and comes to Milwaukee for policy reasons, but this is the first campaign rally he's held in Wisconsin's largest city. 

CBS 58 saw a mix of ages at the event, and a decent amount of high school and college students from the area. 

There's also a good amount of people who made the trek from Illinois. 

Those who waited hours ahead of time to get in said there's not many opportunities to see the president. 

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can only do a few times in your life, if any more than one time," said Josh Garvens, President Trump supporter. 

"I'm really excited that he’s actually coming to Milwaukee, and it’s great for me because I live in Illinois, and he never comes to Illinois. And so now that I go to school here, it was just a perfect opportunity to come see him, so it was just so exciting," said Hayley Johnson, President Trump supporter. 

President Trump is expected to take the stage a little after 7 p.m. 

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