Mitt Romney

Wisconsin swing voters tire of Trump

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APPLETON, Wis. — Voters who supported Barack Obama in 2012 and then Donald Trump in 2016 are sick of Trump, saying in a focus group here that they're getting tired of his "lies" and the way he treats people.

Why it matters: Trump barely won Wisconsin, where he got roughly 22,000 more votes than Hillary Clinton, and these swing voters were decisive. If he's losing them, it will be harder to win the state again with just his base supporters.

Romney comes out against Trump's emergency declaration

Mitt Romney is pictured standing in a suit at a swearing-in ceremony.
Sen. Mitt Romney. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) plans to vote to block Trump's border emergency declaration at Thursday's Senate hearing, per CNN.

The bottom line: With Romney's vote, there is enough GOP support for the Senate's resolution against Trump's emergency declaration to pass. But Trump made it clear again on Thursday that he will veto the bill if necessary. It would be the first veto of his presidency, and made as Republicans voice concerns about executive overreach.

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