Wisconsin GOP responses to Trump: Gallagher and Steineke pointed; Walker, Johnson and Ryan indirect; Vos and Fitzgerald silent.


While Sen. Ron Johnson, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker condemned the Charlottesville violence without citing Trump’s name, U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher and state Rep. Jim Steineke came out far more pointedly against Trump’s failure. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have made no public comment. > La Crosse Tribune

Rep. Moore: ‘For the sake of the soul of our country,’ remove Trump

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In a statement Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore called for the president’s impeachment: “The time has come for Republicans and Democrats to put aside our political differences and, for the sake of the soul of our country, come together to restore our national dignity that has been robbed by Donald Trump’s presence in the White House.” > Channel3000

Mayor Barrett: ‘Mr. President, it’s not a white Constitution. We are not the white United States.’


Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett offered harsh criticism of President Trump Wednesday for his response to the Charlottesville clashes: “I believe every elected official at every level of government, regardless of political persuasion, regardless of red state or blue state, has a moral responsibility to repudiate the words of the president.” > FOX6 Milwaukee

Trump claims Foxconn in Wisconsin will improve race relations


Deals like Foxconn will improve race relations, President Trump said in his now notorious press conference at Trump Tower Tuesday. “We have companies coming back into our country. We have two car companies that just announced. We have Foxconn in Wisconsin. I think that’s going to have a huge, positive impact on race relations.” > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Nation: Pocan, progressive caucus leading country to ‘walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights’


As Trump was busy making excuses for the racists who have displayed so much enthusiasm for his presidency, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) called for the firing of white supremacists in the White House, the toppling of Confederate statues, and a crack down on violent fascists. > The Nation

Wisconsin manufacturers, farmers and labor unions have much at stake with NAFTA negotiations


Wisconsin manufacturers, farmers and labor unions are closely watching President Trump’s efforts to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada. The U.S. has never tried to rewrite a major trade agreement, so analysts aren’t sure what will emerge from the talks, but many people in agriculture are concerned about losing what they have. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sheriff Clarke praises Trump’s ‘presidential’ statement on Charlottesville violence


Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke joined the dozens of local and national leaders sounding off on President Donald Trump’s response to Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va. But instead of condemning it, Clarke tweeted that he was proud of Trump’s statement: “Very Presidential. Didn’t take sides like Obama in Ferguson riot.” > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel