Beyond the extremely poor planning, two things stand out. One, Nebraska has a more than 20% positivity rate on COVID-19 tests, and Trump was there for a crowded rally with mostly maskless attendees. Naturally, he used this potential superspreader event to claim “we’re making that final turn” on the virus.
Two, in the final week before Election Day, the Republican incumbent was campaigning in Nebraska. Now, yes, Nebraska divides its electoral votes by congressional district, and one of them is up for grabs. But that tells us that Trump thinks his path to victory might depend on a single vote.
And in fighting for that single vote, Trump showed what a well-oiled campaign concerned for its supporters he is running.