GOP Rep Coughs Uncontrollably While Praising Trump At State GOP Convention
Wisconsin congressman Glenn Grothman erupted into an unmasked coughing fit while speaking at the Wisconsin GOP convention, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- During his speech, Grothman began saying "Let's talk about Donald John Trump," right before breaking out into an uncontrollable coughing fit.
- The Journal Sentinel noted:
Grothman, who is 65, falls in a high-risk category for COVID-19 complications. He has publicly signaled optimism about the trajectory of the pandemic, appearing at public events without a mask and sharing statistics about falling COVID-19 death rates.
- The GOP held the scaled-down convention in Green Bay, despite health officials’ warnings against large gatherings. Many of the convention attendees sat close together and largely without face masks.
- The video of Grothman coughing has gone viral on Twitter. State Sen. Chris Larson of Milwaukee commented about the video saying:
"With all his supporters avoiding masks while crowding together in groups, this is quickly going to become the official way to say Trump’s name."