Tens of thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered under a red evening sky in Kenosha, Wisconsin, for the penultimate rally of the 2020 presidential campaign.
With temperatures at 47º Fahrenheit, and the wind blowing steadily from the west, the weather was cold, with the wind chill at 41º. But that did not deter the faithful from attending a rally in a town that was devastated by Black Lives Matter riots in August — as Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden criticized police.
Much of the damage in the town is still visible, with rubble in the central business district, and public buildings boarded up.
Trump visited the town immediately and backed local law enforcement, over the objections of Democrats.
Photos before the rally:
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump walk along Wisconsin Highway 158 (WI-158) on their way to his penultimate campaign rally at the Kenosha Regional Airport in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan pic.twitter.com/UnNOicquf1
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The president is scheduled to close out the 2020 campaign with one last rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan — as he did in 2016.
Joe Biden closed out his own campaign in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, another closely contested state. Polls have tightened in the days leading up to Election Day on Tuesday, and both sides believe they have a chance to win.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His newest e-book is The Trumpian Virtues: The Lessons and Legacy of Donald Trump’s Presidency. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.