The Washington Post reports:
Trump has scheduled large campaign rallies this weekend in Wisconsin despite recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Task Force that call for increasing social distancing in the state “to the maximal degree possible.”
The task force has further flagged La Crosse and Green Bay, the metropolitan areas where Trump plans to gather thousands of supporters Saturday, as novel coronavirus “red zones,” the highest level of concern for community spread of the virus, according to a report from the group released Sunday and obtained by The Washington Post.
Wisconsin is listed in the document as the state with the third-highest rate of new cases in the country, with 243 new cases per 100,000 people over the previous week, about 2.6 times greater than the national average.
President Trump is planning big Wisconsin rallies this weekend in places his own White House task force has called red zones with “exponential” spread of the coronavirus, according to a private task force report. @michaelscherer and @bylenasun report:https://t.co/PKpe8ajQII
— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) September 30, 2020