Today he was in friendlier territory. Afraid to call into a Wisconsin station, he called into a radio station in Rockford, IL, that reaches into Wisconsin.
TRUMP: All I did was quote numbers from a story that I had confirmed. But you had a $2.2 billion budget deficit and the schools were going begging and everything and everything was going begging because he didn’t want to raise taxes because he was going to run for president. So instead of raising taxes he cut back on schools, he cut back on highways, cut back on a lot of things. And that’s why. Wisconsin has a problem and you’re losing jobs all over the place.
The fact is that Wisconsin did not have a $2.2 billion budget deficit. Trump made that number up out of thin air. As BuzzFeed, that’s right BuzzFeed is defending Scott Walker, says:
Trump later in the interview attacked Walker over what he called Wisconsin’s “real budget deficit.” His claim, that Walker oversaw a $2.2 billion deficit, is not true, and has been labeled as such by fact checkers several times when Trump has made it in the past. Wisconsin by law is required to have a balanced budget. While there was at one time, according to some groups, a projected $2.2 billion budget shortfall in Wisconsin, Walker signed into law last summer a balanced budget for the next two years.
The same claim was given “Four Pinocchios” by the Washington Post.
Wisconsin is not losing jobs. It has gained jobs under Scott Walker and the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is nearly a point below the national average.
What is funnier is that Trump is obviously afraid to go on with any talk radio host in Wisconsin because he knows, now, that his bull**** statistics and made up facts will be tied to his neck, metaphorically, set afire, figuratively.