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Trump says "thank you" to Wisconsin voters at rally in West Allis

State Republicans promise to get things done in DC
Posted at 12:55 AM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 01:56:09-05

WEST ALLIS, WI -- President elect Donald Trump and Vice President elect Mike Pence are visiting Wisconsin Tuesday night with the mission of saying "thank you" to the voters.

Prominent Republicans joined the pair, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senator Ron Johnson, and Governor Scott Walker, all welcoming them back to the Badger State.
 
Thousands of supporters rallied in West Allis for the event, held at the State Fair Exposition Center. 
 
Trump's message of "thanks" tonight was only bolstered by speakers, who promised the crowd Republicans are going to get things done in Washington. 
 
It's the victory lap after an election that shocked many Wisconsinites.
 
"I am here today for one main reason," said Trump to the growing crowd in West Allis, "say thank you to the people of Wisconsin."
 
For Trump, Tuesday night's rally was made all the sweeter by Monday's announcement from the state Elections Commission he had won Wisconsin's presidential recount.
 
"Now, after millions and millions of dollars were wasted, and countless hours have been spent," said Trump. "You know, I called it a scam, but I won't say that, because we want to be nice, OK?"
 
Along with thanks, Trump also trying to expand upon policies he feels will help make Wisconsin, and America, great again.
 
"Somebody said the other day, 'well, now that Trump won, he's really not going to build the wall,'" said Trump, referencing his call for a wall to be built between the US and Mexico border, "I said, 'what are you? We're going to build the wall, ok? Believe me."
 
Trump also touched on strengthening the nation's infrastructure.
 
"I will ask Congress to pass legislation that produces $1 trillion of new investment in America's crumbling infrastructure," said Trump.
 
Supporters we spoke with tonight say they're eager to listen.
 
"I'm here to say 'you're welcome!'" exclaimed Jay Schmiddler, of Sheboygan, "I'm excited to be here. [It was] a great victory for Trump, and make America great again."
 
"I mean, he's putting America before himself," said supporter Alex Phillips, of Kohler, "what more could you ask for?"
 
During his rally, Trump also promised to put coal miners back to work.
 
At one point he also told the audience "we don't like seeing people burn our American flag, OK?" He added to the statement "we're going to take a look at it."