With both presidential campaigns mired in controversy, supporters in WI forced to defend them

MILWAUKEE -- Donald Trump is trying to carry momentum after what his campaign is calling its "best week yet." Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton remains quiet on the campaign trail -- focused on raising money. Trump is reportedly rethinking his controversial plan to deport 11 million people who are in the United States illegally, and he is calling for the Clinton Foundation to be closed after it received foreign donations while Clinton was secretary of state.

With both presidential campaigns mired in controversy, their supporters in Wisconsin have been forced to defend them.

Hillary Clinton

Trump's supporters see the Clinton Foundation troubles as a path to victory for Trump, but so far, he's been unable to focus on it because of his own controversies.

Amid questions that the Clinton Foundation gave its foreign donors access to Clinton's State Department, Trump went on the offensive. Of the foundation, Trump said "shut it down."

Donald Trump

But this wasn't Trump's top priority on Monday, August 22nd. He used his first tweets to call out two cable news anchors, calling them "clowns" and referring to one as "neurotic."

Governor Scott Walker knew the end of the question before FOX6 News asked it. For weeks, Walker has been imploring Trump to focus on Clinton's controversies -- not create his own.

"If he talks about her and talks about him and the differences -- as I`ve said, any day he`s talking about anything else is a wasted opportunity," Walker said.

Gov. Scott Walker

Walker said he views the Clinton Foundation as an opportunity for Trump.

U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold said he isn't worried about Clinton having a negative impact on his own rematch against U.S. Senator Ron Johnson.

"The biggest question in this country is who`s going to be president," Feingold said.

As for whether the foundation should be shut down:

Russ Feingold

"The best they can do is to be as open as possible about this foundation. Take a good look, and let everybody take a good look at it. And if it turns out that it`s not appropriate for this to continue, so be it," Feingold said.

Meanwhile, some Republicans want the party to shift resources away from Trump and toward House and Senate candidates.

Walker said he doesn't agree.

"Historically, for down-ballot candidates to do well, the top of the ticket has to do reasonably well as well," Walker said.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Trump continues to prefer the mega-rally, while, according to one website, Clinton hasn't held a public event since the middle of last week -- preferring private fundraisers instead.