Donald Trump has long been criticized for holding packed rallies with few supporters wearing masks and a lack of social distancing. Now the lack of precautions may be catching up with some of the president’s followers.
NEW: Two people who attended to Trump rally at the Gaston Municipal Airport have tested positive for COVID-19 according to county health officials. "Anyone who was in attendance at the rally is encouraged to monitor their symptoms and seek testing if needed." pic.twitter.com/aVQOOZgpzp
— David Hodges (@hodgesreporting) October 29, 2020
Trump held another rally today in Tampa, where once again very few masks are seen in the crowd. (Watch above from MSNBC).
Video feed of a jam-packed Trump campaign rally in Tampa right now. Barely a mask in sight. This Florida county is seeing rising coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and test positivity rates. pic.twitter.com/VV0nDDbYKd
— William Brangham (@WmBrangham) October 29, 2020
And this rally is so hot and so packed, some supporters are reportedly passing out.
It’s so hot here in Tampa (87 degrees) that there’s a truck blasting water at the back of the Trump rally crowd. Multiple people have passed out already, with supporters calling for medics every 5-10 minutes. pic.twitter.com/Iu7I2KbgYi
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) October 29, 2020
This comes less than two days after more than two dozen Trump supporters at an Omaha, Nebrask rally were treated for hypothermia, fatigue, and confusion after being stranded in freezing weather for hours.
I keep saying this , all the ppl @realDonaldTrump is depending on to show up on Election Day , are gonna be too sick to move by that time because of his super spreader rallies
— carla scott (@carla911bella) October 28, 2020