Trump’s Surgeon General Caught Violating COVID Restrictions In Hawaii

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams was cited after visiting a park in Hawaii while parks were closed to the public.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams was cited for violating coronavirus policies in Hawaii in August while he was in the state helping with its pandemic response, according to Axios.

  • The officer who wrote the citation wrote, "Observed ADAMS in Kualoa Regional Park with two other males standing, looking at the view taking pictures. They moved to the center of the park to take more pictures. ADAMS put his mask on as he walked back toward their vehicle."
  • "ADAMS stated he is visiting here to work with the governor for COVID. ADAMS stated he did not know the parks were closed and could not be there,” the officer continued.
  • Axios reported that the surgeon general’s “court date is set for Oct. 21, and his case remains listed as active, per the court site.”

Adams joined Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Aug. 25 to announce the closure of many businesses in response to the island's growing outbreak, per the Honolulu Civil Beat. The mayor also said that parks, beaches and trails will remain closed.

  • Axios noted that although Adams’ offense was minor, “it joins a long list of instances in which Trump administration officials have not followed the guidelines that everyday Americans are being asked to follow.”

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