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Trump Ignores Wisconsin’s ‘Really Grim’ COVID Surge for Rally

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Wisconsin is facing one of the worst coronavirus situations in the country, but that wasn’t an issue President Donald Trump devoted time to while visiting the state just days before it will help decide his political fate.

Instead, he raved about the size of the crowd at his rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin and vented about a recent ABC News/ Washington Post poll that showed him trailing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 17 points in the state, far worse than other polls that show a more narrow race.

Before the event was over he had attacked Biden for talking so much about COVID-19 and reiterated his own misleading claims about the pandemic, broadly stating that “the reason we have so many cases is because we test” and falsely asserting that Wisconsin is “already in a lock down.”

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