— The Hill (@thehill) September 9, 2020
The Hill: Trump, supporters gather without masks in NC despite request from local GOP officialPresident Trump and scores of supporters gathered for a rally in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Tuesday without masks, despite the urging of a local Republican official and a state mandate.
Dave Plyler, the GOP chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, told The Winston-Salem Journal that he felt Trump should abide by Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D) order for individuals to wear a face covering when unable to socially distance.
“It’s been ordered by the governor,” Plyler told the news outlet. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in North Carolina, do as the governor says.”
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WNU Editor: I am sure there were some in the crowd who were not wearing a mask. It was a large crowd after-all, and when I looked at a video of the event I did see a few who were not wearing a mask (see video below). But I think the bigger story is that President Trump is attracting thousands to his rallies, while Joe Biden is only attracting a handful at his events (see photo here), or his Vice-President running mate attracting 45 people here (see video here). Hillary Clinton in 2016 did far better.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) September 8, 2020