City leaders slammed the decision by President Donald Trump to seek a recount focused heavily on Milwaukee County, accusing Trump of racism and trying to disenfranchise voters here — especially Black voters.
Rather than seeking a recount of the entire state in his longshot bid to reverse the Nov. 3 election results, Trump's campaign said it would focus only on Dane and Milwaukee counties. The two counties — the state's largest — are Democratic strongholds, with Milwaukee home to the state's largest percentage of Black and Latino voters.
"No surprise, Donald Trump has been consistent. He'll go after communities of color, and he'll go after communities where there are lots of Democrats," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a Wednesday interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "And he doesn't care.
What horseshit. Seeking a recount is not racist. I assume that when these people have diarrhea, they also blame that on racism.