Trump repeats inaccurate claim that Reagan didn’t win Wisconsin
President Trump repeated on Thursday his inaccurate claim that former President Ronald Reagan didn’t win the state of Wisconsin during his presidential elections.
“Take Wisconsin, I just left Wisconsin,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana.
“Reagan had his big win. He won every state except one, the great state of Wisconsin,” Trump said. “I won Wisconsin, first time since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952.”
Reagan won the state in both 1980 and 1984. Minnesota was the only state that Reagan did not win in the 1984 election.
Eisenhower also won the state in his reelection in 1956. Former President Richard Nixon also won the state multiple times between Eisenhower’s and Trump’s elections.
Wisconsin is traditionally a blue state, but Trump narrowly picked it up in the 2016 election.
Hillary Clinton‘s lack of campaigning in Wisconsin has been widely cited as to why she lost the state.
Trump made a similar remark during an event in Wisconsin last week.
“And I won Wisconsin. And I like Wisconsin a lot but we won Wisconsin. And Ronald Reagan, remember, Wisconsin was the state that Ronald Reagan did not win,” Trump said at the time.