Dem Lawmaker Claims President Trump Is Putting His Supporters At High Risk By Not Cancelling His Rallies

Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier appeared Sunday on MSNBC and complained that President Trump was putting “his most ardent supporters at risk” by not canceling his upcoming political rallies in light of the current coronavirus outbreak.

“I don’t think the president is capable of telling us the truth about the coronavirus. And I regret saying that,” Speier said, as Breitbart reported.

“I think we have to rely on the scientists who are attempting to tell the truth even when they have to contradict the president,” she said.

Speier echoed former Trump Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and stated that the public should rely on scientists “attempting to tell the truth,” even if their statements contradict Trump’s.

“The fact that he is not willing to cancel his various rallies suggests that he is willing to place even his most ardent supporters at risk because we’re supposed to stay six feet away from other persons in order to mitigate the exchange of those viruses.”

“I think that he is showing, unfortunately, why he is so ill-prepared to guide our country during this time of the crisis,” she said.

President Trump spoke with reporters on Saturday at Mar-a-Lago, and stated that he has no plans to cancel his campaign rallies over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

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