Trump pays Minnesota a visit 2 days before election


Minnesota has voted Democrat in the presidential election since 1972.

Donald Trump paid a visit to Minneapolis this past Sunday afternoon in hopes of turning a decades long blue state back into a red one.

Nov. 6 is the first time a presidential candidate has come to Minnesota since the general election campaign began, even though its was only for 30 minutes. Trump’s decision to stop in Minnesota was a last minute detour, instead of going to Wisconsin like he planned. He said his decision to come to Minnesota was due to the recent student mock election which he led with 34.97% of the votes, ahead of Clinton by only 2.08 % and his supposed rise in popularity among voters in the latest polls.

His talk mainly focused on the large somali population in Minnesota, trade deals that hurt workers in the iron range, and the soaring health insurance rates finished off with his trademark ‘Make America Great Again’.

Trump said Minnesota has suffered a “disaster” as tens of thousands of Somali immigrants, some of them war refugees, have settled in the state over the last few decades.

“To be a rich nation, we must also be a safe nation, and you know what’s going on there,” he told the crowd. “Oh, Minnesota. Oh, Minnesota. You know what’s going on. You know what I’m talking about. Do you know what I’m talking about? Oh, be politically correct. Just nod. Quietly nod. The whole world knows what’s happening in Minnesota.”

Trump then criticized Hillary Clinton for supporting the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States, followed by a roar of boos against his Democratic rival.

“She wants virtually unlimited immigration and refugee admissions from the most dangerous regions of the world to come into our country, and to come into Minnesota, and you know better than anybody,” he said.