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Thousands rally for President Trump in Janesville despite statewide Covid-19 surge

Posted at 6:31 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 19:31:15-04

JANESVILLE — Several thousand people turned out for a rally for President Donald Trump in Janesville on Saturday, despite a statewide Covid-19 surge and warnings from health officials.

Saturday was the President's first visit to Wisconsin since getting sick with Covid-19.

President Trump spoke for about an hour and a half Saturday night, focusing most on his message of law and order instead of the pandemic.

"I never thought Kenosha that it would be an important part of my life," President Trump said. "But it did become because it was a terrible scene, and it wasn't their fault, it wasn't their fault, but I'll tell you what, your law enforcement did a good job, we did a great job."

About half of the crowd appeared to be wearing masks, and several people told TMJ4 News they weren't concerned about getting the virus from the President's event.

Instead, they told TMJ4 News they believed it was important to show support for the President.

"I think he loves America, and I don't think we've ever had a president who's loved America so much, and fought for our people," said Kathy Kronwall from Lake Geneva.

"I trust him with the economy, and I trust him to protect unborn babies," said Phil Carper of Waukesha.

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