Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named Minnesota as one of the states he’s targeting during the general election campaign.
Tomorrow, Trump will make his first visit to Minnesota for a fundraising event with a price tag of $1,000-$100,000 per ticket. But even those in attendance, including co-host Stanley Hubbard, are having a hard time backing a candidate they describe as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous.’
Prominent Minnesota Republicans have already shown themselves to be onboard with Trump. Jason Lewis, the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary winner, has been described as “Minnesota’s Mini-Trump.” And Minnesota Republicans have a lot in common with the GOP presidential nominee. While some might be reluctant to admit it, their insistence on blocking gun violence prevention measures like universal background checks, efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and restrict women’s healthcare access, anti-LGBT agenda and focus on protecting big corporations instead of workers is rather Trump-ian.
Standing behind Trump and his Minnesota counterparts means standing behind Trump’s blatant discrimination against immigrants, working families, women, the LGBTQ community and people of color. Trump-style politics, whether put forward by him or other state level Republicans, have no place in building a future that works better for all Minnesotans.