Illinois Working Together Statement on Donald Trump's Illinois Visit


Tuesday September 27, 2016
Contact: Jake Lewis, Illinois Working Together

Illinois Working Together Campaign Director Jake Lewis released the following statement regarding Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Illinois:

"As Bruce Rauner continues to play footsie with Donald Trump's toxic presidential campaign, the people of Illinois deserve to know the truth: Rauner has supported Trump for months. Despite Trump's attacks on Gold Star Families, his numerous offensive statements about women, his plan to deport at least 5 million undocumented immigrants, and his description of Mexicans as 'rapists', Governor Rauner has never revised his initial support for Trump as the Republican nominee.

"Though the governor goes to great lengths not to say it, Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner are two peas in a pod. Both are billionaire bullies who think their money means they get to play by a different set of rules. Both specialize in using divisive language to pit citizens against one another instead of bringing people together. And both are my-way-or-the-highway businessmen who put profits before working people and don't have the first clue about how to govern."


About Illinois Working Together
Illinois Working Together is a coalition defending all working families from anti-worker attacks. Illinois Working Together believes that Governor Rauner's wrong priorities seek to harm hardworking families and communities throughout Illinois while protecting the wealthiest. The Coalition's goal is to stand up and fight back against the governor's political attacks and threats - and protect the vital services all Illinoisans rely on. It is time to get Illinois working together.

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