Five Facts Donald Trump Can’t Dodge at Tonight’s Presidential Debate

'Donald Trump, As He Always Does, Will Try to Dodge His Record, Duck Responsibility and Seek To Divide and Distract'

MADISON, Wis. — Tonight, MAGA leader Donald Trump will take the stage in a public debate where he will speak on his positions on issues that Wisconsinites care about and policies that have a direct impact on our local communities across the state.

“Donald Trump, as he always does, will try to dodge his record, duck responsibility and seek to divide and distract,” said Mike Browne, deputy director of A Better Wisconsin Together. “The good news is that we all have the power to call out his lies and hold him accountable for trying to take away our rights.”

From abortion and voting rights, to health care and climate, below are five facts that Trump can’t dodge tonight:

  1. Trump bragged about appointing the Supreme Court justices that took away our federally protected right to access abortion care by overturning Roe v. Wade, and said he wants to put state politicians in charge of making our reproductive health care decisions for us.
  2. The MAGA leader recently told Wisconsinites he won’t accept the 2024 Presidential election results, after Trump previously incited the violent January 6 attack on our nation’s Capitol as part of his larger criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 Presidential election results and throw out thousands of Wisconsinites’ votes.
  3. He promised a room full of billionaires he would help them evade paying what they owe in taxes if elected to a second term – a continuation of Trump’s 2017 Tax Law that skewed a majority of the benefits to the wealthiest few while leaving average working families behind.
  4. Trump told big oil executives that he will let them write his plans to undo strides in clean energy and climate change mitigation and give them huge tax cuts in exchange for $1 billion in donations to his campaign – leaving our families vulnerable to corporate price gouging and climate change.
  5. 14 years after it became law, Trump still wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take health care away from millions of people at a time when hardworking families are often choosing between keeping the lights on or seeing a doctor when they’re sick.

“There’s no debate that Donald Trump’s record and his views are radically out of touch. Wisconsinites and the American people deserve better,” said Browne.

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A Better Wisconsin Together is a state-based research and communications hub for progressives and is an affiliate of ProgressNow.