Thousands file in at La Crosse Speedway in support of Trump; one fan predicts he’s ‘going to win every state’
WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) – Trump supporters were filing into the La Crosse speedway by 1 p.m. Tuesday, about four hours before Trump began delivering his speech.
Presidents don’t make a visit to Wisconsin that often.
“Not every day do you get to see a sitting president come to town,” local Trump supporter Chris Lee said.
It’s even rarer when the president rallies close to home.
“This is my first one ever,” Chris said.
“We support our president and we’ve been on with him for the whole ride,” area Trump supporter Beth Bryan said.
Beth and Chris are both from the viewing area.
“We’re from Neillsville,” Beth said.
“Born and raised in Onalaska. Onalaska High School,” Chris said.
Despite them both being Trump fans, their thoughts on the election differ.
“You know, I’d like to see a Trump win,” Chris said. “But I think it’s going to be a pretty close election.”
“I think he’s going to win every state. Seriously,” Beth said.
Chris says maintaining the economy is most important.
“I don’t think it’s gonna last forever,” Chris said. “And I think we’re on the right path to getting everything back to where it was pre-COVID.”
Taylor Soddy would agree with Chris.
“I’m sure there’s a little bit of fear that if Biden gets elected, the whole thing’s gonna tank,” he said, a Mount Horeb native supporting Trump.
Taylor is confident Trump will get re-elected, but he says he’s worried about mass voter fraud.
“I’d prefer everybody shows up and votes in-person,” Taylor said.
Beth thinks Trump will make sure she keeps her second amendment rights if Trump wins.
“Joe Biden I don’t think is going to stick to that,” Beth said.
COVID isn’t particularly a concern for her either.
“Anything that makes people not go the polls right now is a big scare tactic,” Beth said.
Chris is slightly more concerned about the pandemic, but just couldn’t miss the opportunity to see the president.
“COVID’s always gonna be there,” Chris said. “But I don’t think it’s going to stop a lot of people from coming out today.”
Everyone going into the rally had their temperature checked and was given a free mask at the front gate.
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