Governor JB Pritzker (D-IL) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that coronavirus cases were currently surging because President Donald Trump was “modeling bad behavior” by not wearing a mask.
Pritzker said, “Frankly, the president has made it nearly impossible for states to open up more than they are now. We have, you know, this pandemic has been around now for seven to eight months and without much help from the federal government, we have been fighting it off.”
He continued, “He is modeling bad behavior. He doesn’t wear a mask in public. He has rallies where they don’t encourage people to wear masks in public. Truly this is now rhetoric that people understand and particularly in rural areas in my state. ‘Well, the president doesn’t wear a mask, so we don’t need to wear a mask. It’s not that dangerous.’ The truth of the matter is it is