Trump campaign hosts watch party in Waukesha on final night of RNC

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- On night four of the RNC, the story locally continued to be the situation in Kenosha.

The Trump campaign held a watch party on the final night of the RNC, Thursday, Aug. 27.

The party began with a standing ovation for an officer who responded in Kenosha.

Politicians and attendees thanked the president for sending additional resources to the city.

"That's what a leader does," said supporter Kris Owens. "They send troops when they're in trouble. This is one nation, and we have our individual states."

Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI) spoke at the watch party that was moved inside due to rain.

Steil said he appreciated the president taking his call, and the federal troops helped local law enforcement prevent further damage.

"They worked with US Marshalls to arrest people from out of state, who it appeared were purchasing gasoline for accelerants to start fires. Had all sorts of other stuff in the car," Rep. Steil said. 

Steil and Waukesha County Republican Chair Terry Dittrich say the police shooting that sparked the unrest was difficult to watch, but they want to let the facts play out.

"That's a very sensitive situation, and of course we're very sensitive about that. Not only what happened initially, but what's going to happen in the future when due process is made," Dittrich said. 

There were less Kenosha-centric RNC events in other areas of the state. 

Former Congressman Sean Duffy says the president has helped the Wisconsin economy by fighting for better trade deals.

"Doesn't care about the political consequences and moves forward because it's right for the American worker, for the American economy and American businesses in our future," he said. 

The Trump campaign says now that the RNC is over, they plan to focus on amping up their ground game in the state on the way to November.


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