Wrong for Minnesota

The top 5 Uff-Da moments from Trump’s rally in Rochester

"Uff-Da" superimposed on screenshots of Trump and Jeff Johnson at the Rochester rally

Donald Trump is not Minnesota Nice. From allowing insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions to handing out tax giveaways for wealthy CEOs, his policy ideas hurt hardworking Minnesotans in favor of his rich and powerful allies.

Yesterday at a Rochester rally, he made this clear. That’s why we broke down the top five moments from Trump’s rally that made us say “uff-da!”


5. Jeff Johnson bragging about his plan for healthcare

Jeff Johnson said he wants to “empower” Minnesotans, but the only Minnesotans his healthcare plan would empower are wealthy insurance company CEOs. Jeff Johnson wants to go back to the days when insurance companies could deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions–more than 1 in 5 non-elderly Minnesotans–and charge women more for coverage. Johnson also wants to revive expensive, unpopular high-risk pools for people with pre-existing conditions so insurance companies can make a bigger profit. Uff-da.


4. Trump’s opening line

“This is supposed to be a Democrat state. I don’t think so. I don’t think so. They have a very big surprise coming, don’t you think?” Trump said as he took the stage in Rochester.

Trump has a big surprise coming from Minnesota this November, and that’s Minnesotans coming together to reject the divisive, harmful policies that he and his far-right allies like Jeff Johnson want for our state. Make sure your friends and family are registered to vote, and together we’ll show Trump what it means to be Minnesota Nice.


3. Trump defending his tax plan

Like Jeff Johnson’s healthcare plan, Trump’s tax plan benefits one group of people: the ultra-rich. This year alone, Trump’s tax scam will give $3.4 billion in tax giveaways to just 9 Minnesota companies. This is the kind of destructive policy making that Jeff Johnson wants to enact on a state level: helping wealthy CEOs, not hardworking Minnesotans. We can’t let that happen.


2. Trump saying Republicans like Jeff Johnson will protect people with pre-existing conditions.

Yeah, not quite.


1.  “We’ll get a little more money from China. It’ll be just fine.”

That’s how Trump said he would cover people with pre-existing conditions.


Republicans’ plans for healthcare would allow insurance companies to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, including cancer survivors, people recovering from injuries, and even pregnant women. Trump would put the United States further in debt so insurance companies could continue these harmful practices and make a bigger profit while Minnesota families struggle to afford coverage. Uff-da.


Trump and Jeff Johnson’s vision for Minnesota is anything but Minnesota Nice, but you can fight back. Make sure your friends and family are registered to vote and have a plan to fill out their ballots by November 6. Together, we’ll elect leaders who will keep Trump’s bad policies far, far away.