(WISCONSIN) — Yesterday, Trump held a large rally in West Salem on the single worst day of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin. Over 5,200 new cases were reported and 64 deaths occurred as the Trump campaign packed people into his event that had no social distancing and very little mask use. This is all happening as Trump tries to repeal protections for people with pre-existing conditions and rip health care away from millions of Americans.
The Trump campaign isn’t shying away from this, as their Press Secretary, Hogan Gidley, bragged that Mike Pence, and by extension Donald Trump, have the best health care in the world. As Wisconsintes worry about what will happen to their health care, Gidley used this as justification for holding these dangerous super-spreader events that are contributing to Wisconsin’s overwhelmed hospitals.
“Wisconsinites are staring down spiking rates of COVID-19, overflowing hospitals, and a cratering economy, all because of Trump’s failure to fight the pandemic,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Tommy Kubitschek said. “Now, the Trump campaign is bragging about Trump and Pence having the best health care in the world, as they try to tear up the Affordable Care Act and rip health care from working families. Wisconsinites deserve better and that’s why they’re voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Watch the clip below:
- “Given that there has been an outbreak in the Vice President’s orbit, of people around him, and that there is currently an outbreak– hospitals in Wisconsin are near capacity. So does that give you any pause, or the Vice President any pause, about going there and holding a big rally?”
- Gidley: ”No, it doesn’t. The Vice President has the best doctors in the world around him.”