Thousands defy requests of medical officials, attend Trump rally in Janesville
“It is kind of scary, you can catch yourself being scared, but I don’t want to hide. I want to enjoy life,” said Julie Bleck, who traveled from Illinois to the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport to see the rally. “”We left the house at 5 o clock in the morning and we got here,” said Bleck, who says her main concern in the 2020 election is healthcare reform. “We were one of the maybe first or second cars here. This is worth it.”
Many supporters say they weren’t afraid of catching COVID at the event, despite Wisconsin’s recent surge.
Here’s a look at the setup for President Trump in Janesville. He’s set to speak tonight at 6 – with the main topic being support of law enforcement. Hear from supporters, tonight on #News3Now at 10. @WISCTV_News3 pic.twitter.com/Nt4BZVtc0x
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“I think with the protection and wearing facemasks, I think we’re in good shape,” said Janesville resident Roger Bertman.
While masks were mandatory for the event, many removed them upon entry.
“I’ve already had (coronavirus), and I’m over it,” said Daryl Groleau.
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