Trump's Wisconsin stops off; GOP moves ahead attacking masks

Updated: 3:05 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2020 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump has canceled his two weekend campaign rallies in Wisconsin after testing positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Republicans in the battleground state showed no signs of backing down in their attempts to undo the mask mandate imposed by the Democratic governor.

Coronavirus cases are surging in Wisconsin, which ranks third nationwide in new COVID-19 cases per capita over the past two weeks.

Hours after Trump announced he had tested positive, Republicans who control the Legislature filed a motion in support of a lawsuit that seeks to undo a statewide mask order.

A hearing on the case was scheduled for Monday.


Updated: 3:04 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2020 

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- President Donald Trump will no longer visit La Crosse on Saturday, Oct. 3, but instead host a rally in Janesville. 

Pres. Trump will speak at 3:30 p.m. at Janesville Regional Airport for a "Make America Great Again" event. 

He will then travel to Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport for another rally at 6 p.m. 


Published: 9:39 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2020 

WISCONSIN (CBS 58/AP) -- President Donald Trump will return to Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 3, with two planned stops. 

The Trump campaign announced he will host "Make America Great Again" events at La Crosse Regional Airport, and another later at the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. 

The stop in La Crosse is set for 3:30 p.m. 

Green Bay stop is set for 6 p.m. 

The stops come just over two weeks after Pres. Trump held a rally in central Wisconsin near Wausau in Mosinee.

Trump has been a frequent visitor to Wisconsin, a key battleground that he won by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016.

His Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, was in Manitowoc last week and his wife, Jill Biden, was campaigning in Madison and Waukesha on Monday.

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