On Tuesday, New Jersey Democrat governor Phil Murphy admitted that he and other New Jersey officials had not found any coronavirus outbreaks linked to President Trump’s fundraiser at his Bedminster golf club on October 1.
Joined by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Murphy said, “We’re not aware of any outbreaks.”
Last week Murphy announced an investigation had been launched to ascertain whether the event violated state coronavirus rules. He tweeted, “The President & his staff acted recklessly in coming to New Jersey knowing that they had been exposed to someone with a confirmed positive test. We hope that no confirmed cases come out of the event in Bedminster.”
“Contact tracing efforts ARE underway following last week’s fundraising event with the President at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. We are tracing 206 attendees at the two separate events (and) 19 staff members who were involved in both events,” Murphy continued, adding, “Working with @CDCgov, we’ve