WINONA, Minn. - The campaign trail took a turn through Southeast Minnesota Friday as Advisor to the President and First Daughter Ivanka Trump stumped for her father's re-election.
During a two-pronged campaign event beginning in Winona, Ivanka Trump touched on key policy points such as the U.S.M.C.A., President Trump's work on deregulation, as well as his implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program.
Ivanka Trump also spoke to the President's response to COVID-19, which she called swift and aggressive.
"The numbers, in terms of what would have happened if he hadn't been visionary in taking those actions, which were highly unpopular, the devastation would've been far, far greater," Trump said, appearing to become emotional. "And I know this first hand, I was in those meetings."
Ivanka Trump also made a surprise stop in Rochester, greeting supporters and taking photos.
Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign Mereceds Schlapp says today's events are part of a renewed effort to flip Minnesota red on election day.
"We did lose by about 40-something thousand votes. I think at the end of the day, in 2016 we had one Minnesota staffer. We ended up moving the Minnesota staffer at the tail end," Schlapp told KIMT News 3. "This time around, we want to turn Minnesota red. We want to win."
While a Republican presidentail candidate has not won Minnesota since Richard Nixon in 1972, the Trump Campaign is setting its sights sky high in the North Star State.