WAUKESHA — Thousands attended a rally for President Donald Trump in Waukesha Saturday just ten days before the election on Nov. 3.
This is the second time the President has come to Wisconsin sine recovering from Covid-19. Last week, President Trump faced criticism for hosting a rally in Janesville as Covid-19 cases continue to surge statewide.
The President attracted a much larger crowd at the Waukesha County Airport on Saturday. Not everyone in the crowd was wearing masks, even though the campaign encourages people to wear them.
When speaking about the pandemic, President Trump emphasized his goal of getting back to normal.
"We have to be careful, we have to do everything, but we have to get our lives back, we have to take our country back," the President said. "It's going away, it's rounding the turn, you know the vaccines are coming, and they're going to be really great."
The non-partisan fact-checking website Politifact says data does not support the President's claim that the pandemic is making a turn for the better.
Meanwhile, supporters for the President waited hours for his arrival, many of them bundled up in the cold. One supporter said she was eager to hear the President speak his mind.
"Finally saw a person follow through and do what they said they were going to do, and that meant a lot to me," said Crystal Welter. "He's not your everyday politician, and I like that about him."
Another supporter said she didn't vote for President Trump in 2016, but says these past four years have changed her mind.
"And I looked into him, and he's not who they said he is at all, and I felt betrayed because I had supported and voted Democrat for so many years," Lindsey White said.
The President spoke for a little over an hour. He continued to focus heavily on his support for law enforcement and his message of law and order. He mentioned unrest in Kenosha, saying, "You wouldn't have Kenosha if there wasn't Trump."
In response, the campaign for Joe Biden released a statement that reads in part, "With in-person early voting underway, Wisconsinites have the opportunity to finally turn the page on President Trump’s failures and excuses. Together, we can defeat President Trump and restore the soul of our nation."