Schumer: Trump ‘Doesn’t Care’ if His Supporters Get COVID-19
Senate minority leader says president 'not taking precautions'
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) criticized President Donald Trump for planning campaign rallies, alleging he "doesn't care" if his supporters contract the coronavirus.
Schumer blasted Trump for having attendees sign waivers that they won't sue if they catch COVID-19.
The Senate minority leader accused Trump of being superficial, stating that he moved parts of the Republican National Convention from North Carolina so he could “avoid having to respect the most basic precautions against the spread of coronavirus.”
“He is planning big campaign rallies, asking [supporters], amazingly, to sign waivers not to sue if they contract COVID from attending," Schumer said.
The disclaimer reads:
"By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury."
"I guess he worries that they might get it, but he doesn’t care, wants to have his rally," Schumer added.
"That’s the superficiality of this president," Schumer stated.
"He’s also — President Trump has also moved major parts of the Republican Convention out of North Carolina in order to avoid having to respect the most basic precautions against the spread of coronavirus.”
Dems Still Pushing Virus Hypocrisy – No Rally For Trump Because Virus Still Here, But Protests Are OK— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) June 13, 2020
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On Monday, Trump tweeted that almost one million people have requested tickets for his upcoming rally in Oklahoma.
The president tweeted:
"Almost One Million people request tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma!"
Almost One Million people request tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2020
Other Democrats like Hillary Clinton blasted Trump for his decision to restart his campaign rallies:
"If your rallies come with a liability waiver, you shouldn’t be holding them."
The rally will be Trump's first in weeks, which has recently been rescheduled for June 20.