Not every town in the U.S. gets a visit from the president.
So there’s some excitement in the West Salem area about the 4p.m. rally Tuesday that President Donald Trump has planned at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway.
West Salem village administrator Teresa DeLong has been getting plenty of emails about the visit.
“Personally, I’ve heard comments back and forth,” she told WIZM. “What a neat thing because, whichever side you’re on, my goodness, when is ever a sitting president ever going to come to West Salem ever again? This is so neat.”
DeLong says some West Salem residents are against having the rally, because of concerns about COVID-19 spread.
“Because they feel like it will be a COVID-spreading issue, because our counts are so high,” DeLong said. “What did someone else say, ‘Our kids just went back to school, we (don’t) want them out again.'”
La Crosse is averaging 43 cases a day the past week with a 16.5% positive test ratio during that time.
Another issue is a financial one.
“The one’s opposed to it are more financially opposed to it because of what we heard — the city of La Crosse has unpaid bills from four years ago,” she said.
The city of La Crosse says the Trump campaign still owes over $15,000 for police services dating back to 2016.