Most Trump supporters did not wear safety masks or social distance as they waited for five hours for President Donald Trump’s rally in Minden, Nevada, while COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. reached 193,482.
CNN anchor Ana Cabrera described the science-denying scene to viewers:
Happening right now, people packed in lines in the Reno area to see the president speak this evening, they are waiting to enter his rally which actually doesn’t get underway for the next five hours or so.
This is a rally, of course, he has not cancelled or postponed despite — not just the risk of the coronavirus spreading — but also a local air quality alert due to the raging wildfires across much of the west right now.
This after we learn the president has known the truth all along about just how deadly and dangerous this virus is and he’s been intentionally downplaying the severity of it, he says, as his own voice revealed conversations he had with veteran journalist and author Bob Woodward.