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Yes, Democrats have made Milwaukee a “horrible” city.

Yes, Democrats have made Milwaukee a “horrible” city.

Yes, Democrats have made Milwaukee a “horrible” city.

The same rogue corporate media that wants you to believe that Joe Biden didn’t freeze and had to be helped off the stage by a former president has spent an insane amount of time and energy this week reporting on Donald Trump’s thoughts on Milwaukee.

“Donald Trump made an endless bid for support in the crucial state of Wisconsin on Tuesday, declaring his affection for its largest population center, Milwaukee, just days after disparaging it as a horrible city,” The Guardian reported . That was the news outlet’s main takeaway from the former president’s campaign stop in Racine, a Lake Michigan city of about 80,000 in battleground Wisconsin. The Guardian is a left-wing publication based in the UK. You can tell by the way he misspells “center” and avoids the real context.

The Guardian’s report was one of countless prepackaged stories — from Politico to CNN to taxpayer-funded PBS — peddled by complicit media. Milwaukee, of course, is the site of next month’s Republican National Convention, where Trump is slated to be nominated for a third time as the GOP’s presidential nominee. President Joe Biden, Trump’s 2020 rematch opponent, presides over a Justice Department that is trying to put his political nemesis in jail.

The Party That Made Milwaukee ‘Horrible’

“I love Milwaukee. I was the one who picked Milwaukee (for the convention), I have to tell you,” Trump told a crowd of supporters at an outdoor festival park. He accused Democrats of lying about his comment last week in which he allegedly told Wisconsin’s GOP congressional delegation, “Milwaukee, where we have our convention, is a horrible city,” according to a report from Punchbowl News.

That’s what he said, the Chamber members confirmed. But as Paul Harvey said, now for the rest of the story.

A source who was at the meeting told me Thursday that the former president’s comment “was about how Milwaukee handles its elections.” Such context seemed to be missing from the cookie-cutter stories.

The Democratic-led city, in many ways, does terribly in its elections.

As reported by The Federalist and other publications and watchdogs, Milwaukee has been at the epicenter of questionable administrations and election procedures, especially in 2020. Milwaukee was a member of the famous “Wisconsin-5” – the largest cities in the Badger State – who received the award. the lion’s share of more than $10 million in “Zuckbucks” grants. The so-called Safe Elections grants, launched under the guise of Covid, were part of hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to a far-left activist organization.

Wisconsin-5 used the money in part to promote get-out-the-vote efforts targeting Democratic voters. They collaborated with left-wing activists, including a Democratic operative who was embedded in election administration offices.

Milwaukee’s Chief Election Officer at the time, Claire Woodall, presided over a dysfunctional elections office that routinely experienced long delays in counting votes and reporting results. As we reported last year, in the early morning hours of November 4, 2020, long after the polls had closed in the presidential election the day before, Woodall announced that a batch of dozens had finally been counted thousands of votes. The vast majority of votes went to Democrat Joe Biden, helping him to a narrow victory over Republican President Donald Trump in the Badger State battleground.

“Damn Claire, you have a flair for drama, providing just the margin needed at 3:00am,” Ryan Chew of the left-leaning Elections Group wrote in an email to the city’s elections chief. “I bet you had those votes counted at midnight and you just wanted to make the world wait!”

Mayor Cavalier Johnson showed Woodall the door last month. A spokesman for the Democratic mayor said Woodall was let go because of “other internal issues with the commissioner’s office and city government that raised concerns.”

Republicans and election integrity watchdogs continue to be concerned about Democratic stronghold Milwaukee’s ability to administer free and fair elections.

Wisconsin U.S. Reps. Scott Fitzgerald, Glenn Grothman and Tom Tiffany told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that election integrity is what Trump was referring to when he said Milwaukee was “horrible.”

Dangerous city

But U.S. Rep. Derrick Van Orden, a Republican who represents western Wisconsin, said Trump was “specifically referring to the crime” in Milwaukee.

If this is also the case, Trump is once again not wrong. Milwaukee is a dangerous city.

While crime is down, it’s down from recent years, when Milwaukee saw three homicides, reaching an all-time high of at least 224 murders in 2022, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The most recent homicides include two teenagers who were fatally shot. Just last Saturday, police reported multiple shootings that left three people dead and a 6-year-old child injured.

Milwaukee politicians like to blame the pandemic for the increase in crime. Of course, city officials pushing a police defunding agenda and morale-busting officers leaving en masse in the wake of a left-wing law enforcement smear campaign have nothing to do with it.

Milwaukee’s crime problem is largely a Milwaukee politics/leadership problem. And Brew City has been run by Democrats for decades, as have most of the communities on another list of the 10 most dangerous cities. Many of the same cities have flirted with, had fun with, or completely unzipped parts of their law enforcement budgets.

Trump has made crime and the declining quality of life in blue cities a top talking point in his presidential campaign, and rightfully so. The complicit press insists he is wrong. Some accuse him of being racist. Tell all this to the victims living in the inner city war zones.

No doubt Trump needs Wisconsin, among six or seven swing states that will likely decide the November election. This is no doubt why the Republican National Committee chose Milwaukee to host the nominating convention. But the Democratic enclave of Milwaukee will still give the majority of votes to Democrat Joe Biden. Most Milwaukeeans have long voted against their best interests in the name of a party that has failed them. Why stop now?

And his horrible campaign office will certainly do what it can to help Biden’s cause, just as it did in 2020.

As is clear to anyone with eyes, Biden is getting a lot of help these days, especially from his complicit media handlers.


Matt Kittle is a senior election correspondent for The Federalist. An award-winning investigative reporter and a 30-year veteran of print, broadcast and online journalism, Kittle previously served as executive director of Empower Wisconsin.