Whitmer Expressed Fears Over Trump’s Michigan Rally, But Excused Biden’s Event

Whitmer Expressed Fears Over Trump’s Michigan Rally, But Excused Biden’s Event


Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spiked fears ahead of President Donald Trump’s Thursday rally in Michigan while downplaying the same concerns over former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign event near Detroit on Wednesday.

“It’s distressing,” Whitmer told CNN’s Anderson Cooper of Trump’s upcoming rally, going on to outline Michigan’s rules on mass gatherings that require masks in order to steer clear of super-spreader events. “We anticipate that he will be descending on this state and perhaps encouraging people to come maskless … I would love to see the leader of our country embrace masks and encourage people to do the right thing.”

When it came to Biden however, Gretchen offered no such concerns, even after wrongly accusing the Trump campaign of discouraging mask use.

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According to Michigan Live, which offered on-the-ground coverage of the Trump event, “campaign staff handed out masks and hand sanitizer at the Thursday rally. Attendees had temperature checks performed before entering the venue, but people

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