President-Elect Donald Trump will hold a rally in West Allis, Wisconsin next week.
This event will be a part of the president-elect’s “Thank You Tour,” during which he is heading to key swing states throughout December and thanking supporters for helping him to exceed 270 Electoral College votes on Election Day. Some of the states he has previously visited include Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan and Iowa.
Trump will also be joined at the West Allis event by Vice President-Elect Mike Pence.
Here’s everything you need to know about Donald Trump’s West Allis rally:
DATE: Tuesday, December 13th
LOCATION: Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center (8200 W. Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214)
TIME: Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Central Time. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. (Trump often starts a bit later than originally scheduled, though.)
HOW TO GET TICKETS: Tickets can be reserved on the official Donald Trump website. They are free of cost, but only two can be reserved per order. You’ll have to enter a mobile phone number, as a confirmation will be sent to your device.
In addition, the entire rally will be streamed live on YouTube for those who want to watch it but will not be able to attend.
This will be President-Elect Trump’s first visit to Wisconsin since Election Day. Wisconsin is a state that was key to Trump’s victory, as it was part of the so-called “blue wall,” a group of states that were thought to be firmly in Hillary Clinton’s corner and completely out of Trump’s reach. When Trump visited states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania during the campaign, he was mocked by many on the left who said that the Republican candidate had no chance there.
But in the end, Trump won all three of those states by successfully appealing to the working class. The Clinton campaign was also so confident in their success in these states that they barely campaigned there, instead spending time in red states like Arizona that they hoped to turn blue (Arizona stayed red this year). If Hillary Clinton had won Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, she would have been elected president.
Donald Trump is the first Republican to win Wisconsin since Ronald Reagan in 1984. The margin was quite narrow, however, with Trump taking 47.2 percent of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 46.4 percent.
Those attending or watching a Donald Trump “Thank You” rally should expect something quite similar to what they saw during the 2016 presidential election. Trump has been appealing to his supporters at these events in the same way, albeit in a slightly more subdued fashion. Gone are Trump’s frequent slams against “Crooked” Hillary Clinton, but he still riles up his fans with promises to build a wall and crack down on illegal immigration.
After this event in West Allis, Trump will be headed to Hershey, Pennsylvania and then to Orlando, Florida.