Trump Brags About His Packed North Carolina Rally While Defying The State’s Mask Order

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Donald Trump held a campaign event in North Carolina on Tuesday night and bragged about the packed crowd, all while defying the state’s mask order.

“We said let’s keep it down,” Trump said of his crowd of supporters, many not wearing masks.  “They didn’t do too good a job, but that’s good, right?”

He added, “These crowds, it’s beyond what he had in terms of enthusiasm, beyond what he had four years ago in 2016.”

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Trump took it a step further by calling public health guidelines in many states, including North Carolina, a conspiracy meant to sink his reelection campaign.

“It’s a shame what’s going on,” Trump said. “On Nov. 4, every one of those states will be open. They’re doing it for political reasons.”

Meanwhile, North Carolina is still suffering through the pandemic

While Donald Trump applauds his supporters for packing into a campaign rally – many of them not wearing masks – North Carolina is still suffering through a pandemic this president failed to control from day one.

As CNN reported, “Whether the situation on the ground there helps him is an open question; the state still has a mask requirement in place, and many businesses — including bars and movie theaters — remain closed.”

Donald Trump is hoping his defiance of health guidelines and rosy rhetoric about the pandemic will help turn the tide for his struggling reelection campaign, but his behavior – and that of his supporters – is the reason this pandemic became so out of control in the first place.

The MAGA campaign event in North Carolina on Tuesday night was more evidence that Trump supporters care more about worshiping their dear leader than they do about protecting public health, even their own.

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