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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:49 AM

Crowds eschew masks at Trump rally as president mocks Biden over social distancing

From The Guardian:

The president also chose to ridicule the mass protests against racism and policing, saying, ‘We call our rallies peaceful protests’

A packed crowd of hundreds gathered in North Carolina for a Donald Trump campaign rally on Tuesday, with many people forgoing masks, in defiance of state guidelines capping gatherings at 50 people.

Ahead of the president’s visit to Winston-Salem, the chair of the local county commission, a Republican, urged Trump to wear a face mask. The state has a mask requirement in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.

“It’s been ordered by the governor,” said Dave Plyler, the Republican chairman of the Forsyth county board of commissioners, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in North Carolina, do as the governor says.”

Trump “is a citizen of the United States, but he is also a guest in our county”, Plyler said. “Without a mask, he could get sick, and he could blame the governor.”

However Trump did not wear a mask, and used the event to mock his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, for following social distancing guidelines. “You ever see the gyms with the circles?” he said, an apparent reference to a Biden event held in a school gymnasium with attendees observing social distancing guidelines.


Full story: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/08/trump-rally-north-carolina-mask



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Response to arenean (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:35 AM

1. what a loser

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 06:52 AM

2. Talking to suckers...nt

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Response to arenean (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:18 AM

3. If the effects of the virus were instantaneous....

I'd being tuning in to watch the show.

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