This appeared in a slightly modified form in the RightWisconsin newsletter for subscribers on Friday:

President Donald Trump is making another campaign visit to Wisconsin, this time to crucial Waukesha County, this Saturday. He’ll be appearing at a hanger at the county airport, Crites Field.

As I wrote in an op-ed for CNN, Trump needs more “WOW” (votes from Washington, Ozaukee and Waukesha counties) if he is going to win Wisconsin. Perhaps the president is hoping that his personal presence will make up for being outspent in the Dairy State.

If you’re going to go, one, welcome to my part of the world. We have plenty of great restaurants to choose from in Waukesha and I encourage you to visit one before the rally. If you’re a journalist new to the area, a “ponza” at Jimmy’s Grotto is a required experience (they also serve beer).

Two, be safe. I know, some conservative commentators keep playing down the pandemic. I know some of you don’t want to hear this. But none of you want to be in the position of waiting for an email from the health department that says, “Please click this link to view your COVID 19 test results. You will need to enter your date of birth to see your results.”

Keep your social distancing. Wash your hands. Carry hand sanitizer with you. And wear a mask. Will all of these things completely prevent you from getting Covid-19? No. BUT IT WILL REDUCE THE RISK OF GETTING IT OR, IF YOU ARE ALREADY CARRYING THE VIRUS, OF TRANSMITTING IT TO OTHERS.

There’s a reason that the registration for the event comes with a warning:

“By registering for this event, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; the Republican National Committee; the host venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.”

In other words: Don’t tread on us with your lawyer if you get sick. You signed the waiver.

The Trump rally is being held next door to the Waukesha Expo Center where Republicans have held numerous campaign rallies over the years. President Ronald Reagan campaigned there. So did President George H. W. Bush. It’s where former Governor Scott Walker held his 2012 Recall victory party and also launched his ill-fated presidential campaign in 2015.

Trump also campaigned there in 2016 on the road to winning the White House. Of course, the Expo Center wasn’t available for this presidential visit. It is currently being used by Waukesha County as a Covid-19 free testing site.