Trump to hold event in Wisconsin to support Michels days before primary

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Wisconsin days before the state’s partisan primary election, his staff announced Tuesday.

Trump will be holding an event at the Waukesha County Fairgrounds on Friday, August 5 at 7 p.m.

The press release announcing the visit says Trump will deliver “remarks in support of Tim Michels for Governor of Wisconsin and the entire Wisconsin Trump Ticket.”

Trump endorsed Michels in the Republican race for governor in June, choosing to back the businessman with little political experience over former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The announcement of Trump’s visit comes on the same day that Kleefisch picked up an endorsement from U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in Texas. Cruz defeated Trump by more than 13 percentage points in the 2016 Wisconsin presidential primary.

Michels has previously said he wouldn’t rule out trying to decertify the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin, which Trump lost, even though it is impossible. He later said at a recent debate between Republican primary candidates that trying to decertify the 2020 election would not be a priority if he were elected.

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Parking for the event will open at 8 a.m. on August 5, with doors to the venue opening at 2 p.m. Special guest speakers, which have not been specified, are scheduled to begin speaking at 4 p.m. before the former President is scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m.

Those who want to attend will need to provide their full name, e-mail address, cell phone number and ZIP code when they register online. There is a limit of two tickets per registrant.