Trump insists pandemic is winding down during Waukesha rally

This was the President’s second visit to Wisconsin in two weeks despite the state breaking COVID-19 records daily
President Trump visits Waukesha (Oct. 24, 2020)
President Trump visits Waukesha (Oct. 24, 2020)
Published: Oct. 25, 2020 at 10:59 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Despite the Wisconsin DHS reporting “very high” COVID-19 spread in 95 percent of the state’s counties and Wisconsin ranking among the worst in the country for COVID-19, President Trump insisted during his rally in Waukesha Saturday that the pandemic is winding down.

The President delivered remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally at Stein Aircraft Services Saturday evening. This was his second visit to the Badger state in two weeks and his fourth visit of the current election cycle.

Thousands were in attendance and social distancing did not appear to be in practice. Prior to the rally the campaign said attendees would be checked for their temperature and would be asked to wear a mask.

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden released a statement ahead of Trump’s visit to Waukesha, contending Wisconsin has “no signs of slowing down” as the state rapidly approaches 200,000 COVID-19 cases.

Also calling out the President and voicing concern about the rally, rural leaders unveiled a new digital billboard in Waukesha a day before Trump’s visit to the city. The Rural America 2020 billboard reads, “Trump COVID Superspreader Event” with an arrow pointing right.

Rural America 2021 also flew an airplane banner warning against the event Saturday.

“This seems like a joke but it is deadly serious,” steering committee member John Hendricks said. “Nobody wants to see a superspreader event in Wisconsin, particularly when we are experiencing one of the worst outbreaks in the country.”

During the rally the President touted his trade policies and his efforts to stop our adversaries from pursuing nuclear weapons. He also emphasized his support for local law enforcement

President Trump held two other rallies Saturday before heading to Wisconsin, one in North Carolina and one in Ohio.

He is set to return to Wisconsin Tuesday for a rally in West Salem outside of La Crosse.

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