Trump denies Milwaukee ‘horrible’ city comment: ‘Democrats are making up stories’

After his campaign said that former President Trump was referring to election integrity and crime when he reportedly made disparaging comments about Milwaukee at a meeting with Congressional Republicans, Trump took to Truth Social to say that “Democrats are making up stories that I said Milwaukee is a ‘horrible city.’

“This is false a complete lie, just like the Laptop from Hell was a lie, Russia, Russia, Russia, was a lie, and so much more. It’s called Disinformation, and that’s all they know how to do. I picked Milwaukee, I know it well. It should therefore lead to my winning Wisconsin,” he wrote, apparently referring to the city hosting the upcoming Republican National Convention.

“But the Dems come out with this fake story, just like all of the others. It never ends. Don’t be duped. Who would say such a thing with that important State in the balance?” he added.

Biden won Wisconsin by 21,000 votes in the 2020 election, which was one of the closest margins nationwide.

Earlier this week, Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung claimed that Trump was talking about crime and election issues in the city when he made the comment.

All five members of the Wisconsin Republican Congressional delegation also said that Trump had made a comment about Milwaukee being a horrible city but was referring to either crime or election integrity.

State and national Democrats have criticized Trump for the comment, with state Democrats starting a trend of posting photos of Milwaukee and saying, “Milwaukee is a terrific city. Pass it on.”

Democrats have also bought ten billboards in Milwaukee and taken out ads in the state capitalizing on Trump’s comments.

Biden’s campaign also launched specific merchandise about Milwaukee being “not a horrible city.”

“Trump hates Milwaukee because Milwaukeeans know exactly who he is – a sore loser who they’re going to make a two-time loser this November,” Democratic National Committee spokesperson Addy Toevs said.

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