Rallies vs. no crowds: Biden campaign continues to contrast with Trump campaign in Wisconsin
KENOSHA, Wis (CBS 58) -- Ahead of President Donald Trump's rally in Kenosha one day before the election, the Biden campaign held an event with no crowd, and no national media in Kenosha Monday.
Democrats criticized Trump’s response to COVID-19, and said the president is responsible for the devastating toll the virus has taken on the economy.
“Never in the last 100 years has the economy been so tied to public health,” Wisconsin DOR Secretary Peter Barca said.
Trump has pitched himself as the law and order candidate who can prevent the kind of unrest and rioting witnessed in Kenosha.
But Democrats say he already had a chance to prevent it as president, and did not.
“President Trump has never come here with good intentions," Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said. "And if he was able to prevent anything from happening, how did it happen in the first place.”
The Biden campaign held small events across the state Monday, including in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Wausau and Eau Claire.
The campaign also held virtual events, where Democratic leaders were critical of the president’s event crowd size during a pandemic.
“He doesn’t listen to CDC guidance, encourages these super spreader events, I feel so badly for his supporters," Rep. Gwen Moore, D-WI, said.
Democrats are also asking voters to look beyond policy. They say Joe Biden is more kind and more ethical than the president.
“Will he make all the right decisions? We all hope that’s what happens," Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said. "But he’ll make the honest decision. He will do what he thinks is right. And that’s Joe Biden, and that’s why I’m willing to support him.”