It seems as though the White House prioritized the appearance of a packed crowd over social distancing. Cool cool cool. https://t.co/sI2ZC5DKEy
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 10, 2020
As it turns out, after distributing 2,000 invitations, looks like they did scrape up ‘a few hundred’ non-Caucasians this afternoon. They’re wearing matching
tracksuits t-shirts because they were bused in from a ‘Blexit’ convention…
You know the opening of Batman Begins where a swarm of bats swirl together to form a huge bat symbol?
This is that but with coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/VkKW3h7m77
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) October 10, 2020
About 400 or so here at White House, just by rough estimating, for Trump’s 1st in-person speech after his coronavirus hospitalization. pic.twitter.com/SczM8tLh6t
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 10, 2020
To be clear, the WH said it wasn't a campaign event. But attendees were wearing Trump campaign hats, and the president repeatedly bashed Biden and called on his supporters to vote.
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) October 10, 2020
Per the turncoats at the NYTimes:
… Mr. Trump, who emerged wearing a white surgical mask, peeled it off as he began his remarks. His voice sounded strong and his aggressive message playing down the threat of the virus was unchanged. But the event that the White House had previewed as a huge “peaceful protest for law and order” was uncharacteristically brief.
White House officials said the president would speak for 30 minutes, but he kept his remarks to just 18 minutes in total. A typical Trump rally, in contrast, often runs for at least 90 minutes. A large bandage on top of his right hand was a reminder of the treatments and infusions he had received over the past week. And atypical for a president who usually keeps his crowds waiting, Mr. Trump started right on time…
For days, Mr. Trump has been pressing advisers to let him resume campaigning, and the White House event on Saturday was a compromise from advisers who wanted to delay the president’s re-entry on the campaign trail.
The gathering was also the latest effort by the president to show he was not as sick as news outlets, including The New York Times, reported last weekend, when he was said to have been administered supplemental oxygen. In a Fox News interview on Friday night, Mr. Trump denied that he had experienced any trouble breathing and said he was no longer taking any medications.
In several phone calls last weekend from the presidential suite at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Mr. Trump shared an idea he was considering: When he left the hospital, he wanted to appear frail at first when people saw him, according to people with knowledge of the conversations. But underneath his button-down dress shirt, he would wear a Superman T-shirt, which he would reveal as a symbol of strength when he ripped open the top layer. He ultimately did not go ahead with the stunt…
Still slapping on too much orange foundation, to ‘correct’ the sickly-pale skin tone…
President Trump takes his face mask off before delivering remarks from the White House balcony to speak to supporters for a campaign rally dubbed as a “peaceful protest”. (Reuters/Tom Brenner) pic.twitter.com/rSfBCzZFHF
— Tom Brenner (@tombrennerphoto) October 10, 2020
It was illegal for Donald Trump to hold his nominating convention at the White House in August.
And it is morally bankrupt for Donald Trump to hold another super-spreader rally at the White House today.
The law and ethics don’t matter to this President. Nor does our health.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 10, 2020
From balcony at WH, Trump told crowd the virus is “disappearing.” But that’s not true. Yesterday, Johns Hopkins reported 990 deaths and 57,420 new cases, a high level of spread that continues to worry health experts. Trump and top aides are still recovering from COVID-19
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 10, 2020
I know there’s some struggling to accept this idea but every day that goes by the president outwardly demonstrates total insanity and no interest in appealing to the normals is a blown opportunity to save his own ass and we should embrace it
— kilgore trout, acting president (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 10, 2020
Incredible Drudge homepage pic.twitter.com/6ElncapdNb
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) October 10, 2020