The president’s son ― campaigning in Michigan on behalf of his dad Tuesday ― did not wear a mask during the exchange. Nor did most of the supporters.
Check out the video here:
Eric Trump high fives and shakes hands with supporters in Michigan. pic.twitter.com/UQJDCUtMyY
— The Recount (@therecount) October 20, 2020
Eric Trump also tweeted a photo of himself standing shoulder to shoulder with other maskless supporters of his father in Livingston County:
Livingston County, Michigan 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/zpegfgf1sG
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 20, 2020
And he posted this picture of supporters ― also not wearing masks ― in the crowd at an event in Lansing:
Critics slammed Eric Trump as “irresponsible” for flouting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advice that people should wear face masks, avoid close contact and socially distance.
They also reminded the president’s son that his father ― whose failed coronavirus leadership has included defying health guidelines ― caught the disease and was hospitalized for three days earlier this month.
The president’s oldest son, Donald Trump. Jr., has drawn similar criticism in recent weeks by attending campaign rallies now known for their trademark maskless crowds.
This is truly disgusting especially *after* Michigan ordered a shelter in place for Ann Arbor undergrads https://t.co/8Z9AY8aSIg
— Jashvina ShAAAaaaah 👻 (@icehockeystick) October 20, 2020
Super spreaders, every one of them
— Terry Dresbach (@draiochta14) October 20, 2020
Get ready for another COVID Superspreader Event Michigan.
— liberalgoddess #IVoted #VetsForBiden (@liberalgoddess) October 20, 2020
Put a f*cking mask on. https://t.co/oaGfntis9E
— Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPhil (@AbdulElSayed) October 20, 2020
"Here, have some of my Dad's virus. Here ya go. Enjoy! Little for you...some virus for you...oh, a senior! Bonus points."
— John Desrocher (@JohnDesrocher1) October 20, 2020
The wink. He really thinks he's a big deal. https://t.co/cYztDzzWmz
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) October 20, 2020
So irresponsible. He’s got small children.
— Honora ∞ RN, PhD sᴛᴀʏ sᴀғᴇ (@honorayork2) October 20, 2020
“Who needs some ‘rona? You? Sure! Who else? Yup, you. How ya doin’? COVID over here? Sure! Here ya go!” https://t.co/vNH4RLCnJD
— James Robert Carroll (@JRCarrollNews) October 21, 2020
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