President Donald Trump, hundreds of Trump supporters and 14 sheriffs/ deputies did not wear masks at the Tampa International Airport in Florida, which is seeing an explosion in COVID-19 cases and deaths (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
The Tampa Bay Times notes the dire situation in Florida:
Trump arrived in Tampa Bay at an especially perilous moment. More people are dying from coronavirus in Florida than at any point during the pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of Floridians are out of work and additional federal unemployment benefits expiring. And as if the nightmare could not get worst, a hurricane is barreling toward the state’s east coast.
Trump defied his own administration’s medical guidelines while giving a rambling 30-minute speech on a tarmac in which he ranted about China and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is leading Trump in Florida polls, reported the Tampa Bay Times.
The Florida Police Benevolent Association, a police union, endorsed Trump only one day after he suggested he might illegally delay the presidential election in November.
Trump supporters, most not wearing masks, also lined a road in Pinellas County to see Trump’s motorcade, tweeted Tampa Bay Times reporter Margo Snipe.
President Trump is in Pinellas County today and his supporters have come out in big numbers to see his motorcade. The group is now on East Bay Drive. Here’s a timelapse video of the crowd ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/rW2YY0rsde— Margo Snipe (@margoasnipe) July 31, 2020