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White House defends Wisconsin rallies, as COVID-19 cases spike

Added 10-01-20 12:22:02pm EST - “The White House on Thursday defended President Trump's decision to hold Wisconsin rallies this weekend even though the state is seeing an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “White House defends Wisconsin rallies, as COVID-19 cases spike”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The White House on Thursday defended President Trump’s decision to hold Wisconsin rallies this weekend even though the state is seeing an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases.

“The president believes people have a First Amendment right to political speech. The president is having a rally. People can choose whether to come,” press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.

Wisconsin is seeing one of the nation’s worst increases in known coronavirus infections, with almost 17,000 cases in the last week alone. Hospitalizations are also up.

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Mr. Trump advises Americans to maintain physical distancing and wear masks if they cannot do so, but his rallies feature supporters packed shoulder-to-shoulder with only sporadic mask use.

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