Saturday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 91. Sunrise is 5:52 AM and sunset 8:08 PM for 14h 16m 10s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 62.5% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1945, after years of war, the United States drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Donald J. Trump, elected president once while having lost the popular vote twice, made an appearance in Waukesha last night. He spoke for and about himself (of course!), touted Tim Michels, while deprecating Rebecca Kleefisch and Robin Vos. Shawn Johnson reports Donald Trump campaigns for Tim Michels, against Robin Vos at Waukesha rally:
Former President Donald Trump used a campaign stop in Waukesha to call Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels a “big-time” builder while attacking Michels’ Republican opponent Rebecca Kleefisch as the “hand-picked candidate of the failed establishment.”
Trump also suggested Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, — who has helped set the GOP agenda in Wisconsin for a decade — is a Democrat, urging people to vote for his primary opponent, Adam Steen. At one point in between, he even took a dig at Kleefisch’s husband.
It was the latest reminder that Trump remains fixated on politics in Wisconsin at all levels as he prepares for an all-but-certain run for president again in 2024.
Trump called Kleefisch a political insider.
“She’s the handpicked candidate of the failed establishment, the RINOs and the Washington swamp,” Trump said, referring to the acronym for Republicans In Name Only. “Kleefisch complains about lobbyists, but her husband is one of the biggest lobbyists in a place called Madison,” Trump said, referring to Joel Kleefisch, the former state representative-turned-lobbyist who currently represents nine clients, according to state records.
Trump also attacked Vos, who has repeatedly angered Trump over his refusal to try to decertify President Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin, a step election law experts say is legally impossible.
“Adam Steen is running to defeat your RINO speaker of the house, Robin Vos,” Trump said.
Trump on Michels and on Vos’s opponent, Adam Steen: