After Trump supporters got hypothermia after being stranded in Nebraska, Pence has no concerns about holding a large rally in Wisconsin where COVID is surging.
This was the scene in Omaha where Trump left chaos in his wake by stranding supporters three miles from their cars in the freezing cold after his rally:
Thousands of people left out in the cold and stranded in #Omaha, #Nebraska after a #Trump rally. I’m told the shuttles aren’t operating & there aren’t enough busses. Police didn’t seem to know what to do. Some walked. I saw at least one woman getting medical attention. pic.twitter.com/oIkmixaZt0
— Jeff Paul (@Jeff_Paul) October 28, 2020
The Trump campaign responded by continuing to show no concern for their supporters as they defended Mike Pence holding a rally in the COVID hotbed of Wisconsin:
Trump campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley says they have no problem with holding a big rally in Wisconsin, where hospitals are near overcapacity due to COVID. Gidley said Pence has the best doctors, but showed no concern for the community where the rally is held. pic.twitter.com/MNUn2tYxCB
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 28, 2020
Trump 2020 Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said on CNN’s New Day, “The vice president has the best doctors in the world around him, they’re obviously contact traced and have come to the conclusion it’s fine for him to be out on the campaign trail. The American people have the right under the first amendment to peaceably assemble, too. We are seeing some good news about coronavirus and all of the sadness that we’ve seen not just from the loss of life but the loss of livelihoods, the loss of businesses, we are seeing a reduction in deaths of 70%, 45% reduction in deaths in the nursing home population alone. That’s encouraging.”
Gidley’s answer showed no concern for the people of Wisconsin where the rally will be held. The question wasn’t about whether or not Mike Pence will be safe. No one cares about Mike Pence. The question was about the damage that holding a big rally will cause to the people of Wisconsin who are being battered by a coronavirus outbreak.
The only consistent theme of the Trump reelection campaign is their lack of concern for human life. The Trump campaign has tried to kill people with their consistently selfish behavior.
The message is clear. Trump and his campaign are more than willing to sicken and kill people in order to win reelection.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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