President Trump campaigns in Wisconsin

Posted at 10:56 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 23:56:48-04

President Donald Trump said he was trying to be nice as he criticized Sen. Tammy Baldwin at a Wisconsin rally following a series of attempted bombings on high-profile Democratic officials and CNN.

Trump claimed Wednesday at a rally in Wisconsin that Baldwin is a "radical, far left opponent" who "who wants a socialist takeover of health care." Baldwin is being challenged by Republican Leah Vukmir.

Trump said he's holding back his most fiery rhetoric because he's "trying to be nice."

Trump opened the rally by calling for a new era of civility in politics following the attempted attacks on former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and others. And he said those in the political arena must "stop treating political opponents as being morally defective."

Trump came to Wisconsin to campaign for Republicans, including Gov. Scott Walker.