Trump Campaign Spox Unbothered By Rally In WI Hotspot: VP Has The Best Doctors
Trump campaign spokesperson Hogan Gidley said Wednesday that he’s not worried about holding a campaign rally in Wisconsin, which has emerged as a COVID hotspot, because Vice President Mike Pence has access to the best doctors.
- CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked Gidley: “Hospitals in Wisconsin are near capacity. Does that give you any pause or the vice president any pause about going there and holding a big rally?
- Gidley responded: “No, it doesn't. The vice president has the best doctors in the world around him, they've obviously contact-traced and have come to the conclusion it's fine for him to be out on the campaign trail.”
- Gidley added: "The American people have the right under the First Amendment to peaceably assemble, too.”
- Gidley's answer showcases how little concern the Trump campaign appears to have for Americans as President Trump and others continue to hold massive rallies and other events across the country — often with little to no social distancing and few face masks.
- CNN’s Chris Cillizza noted that “In the last two weeks, according to data from The New York Times, Covid-19 cases have surged 46% in Wisconsin, deaths from the virus are up 113% and hospitalizations are up 41%.”