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Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan on President Trump's Stop in Mankato

 

August 18, 2020



ST. PAUL - Ahead of President Trump’s stop in Mankato today, Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan released the following statements:

Statement from Governor Tim Walz: “When President Trump lands in Mankato today, two things will be top of mind for Minnesotans: his inability to confront the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 and the divisive rhetoric that has defined his presidency. Minnesotans value hard work, compassion, and human decency, and our state deserves a partner in Washington who will work with us to address the most pressing challenges facing communities throughout our state. Rather than further divide us and distract from the real issues facing the country, we need a President who can unite our country and build a better future for our families. That President is Joe Biden."

Statement from Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan: “The President’s campaign stop in Mankato today is simply meant to stoke fear and division, which should not come as a surprise to anyone who has watched this administration these last four years. The emphasis, both over and unspoken, has been to divide this country along the lines of race and class. These tropes only exacerbate the deep-rooted inequities that we know have existed in this country for far too long. We cannot afford to be further torn apart as a Nation. It’s time to heal, re-build, and unite. Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear that he is not the individual for that job, but I know Joe Biden is ready to lead and I cannot wait to elect him in November.”

 

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