JANESVILLE, Wis. — Thousands of supporters of President Trump braved cold and windy conditions and Coronavirus fears Saturday to attend the president’s rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.

Medical experts had called for Trump to cancel his first rally in south-central Wisconsin during the 2020 campaign cycle due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. As of Friday, 1 in 138 people in Rock County, where the rally took place, were actively battling COVID-19.