She said she was “terrified” to see photos from the previous day of about 100 Trump supporters packed into a dance hall in Arizona, mostly without a mask, for an event that was billed as a round table by a campaign.
“People are going to die because of this kind of event and that comes from the president of the United States,” he said. “And you see people who do not wear masks or do not take it seriously and you understand how that happens.”
Although Biden generally approves of the diplomatic breakthrough celebrated at the White House on Tuesday, he said Trump “continues to suggest that we are not in the middle of a pandemic and it is really problematic, but so emblematic of the lack of leadership and what keep focusing. “
The president resumed rallies in June when he tried to stage an arena in Tulsa, Okla., With supporters his campaign demanded to agree to, he would not sue the campaign if the Koran virus had occurred at the event. A few weeks later, the county saw an increase in cases where the head of the city’s health ministry said he was “probably” linked to the rally and recent demonstrations.
Less than two weeks after taking part in the Tulsa rally and being photographed without a mask, Herman Cain, one of Trump’s top black surrogates, was hospitalized with a coronavirus, although it is unknown where he contributed the virus. He passed away from complications with Covid-19 several weeks later.
The Trump campaign has repeatedly defended the resumption of campaign rallies amid the pandemic, with thousands of fans packing plane hangars for events in recent weeks, largely avoiding safety precautions such as masks and physical distances.
The campaign claimed that it was voters’ choice to attend Trump rallies – which O’Malley Dillon described as “superspreader” events for the coronavirus – and that the rally offered free hand sanitizers and face masks and required temperature control. .
Biden, on the other hand, has been criticized for his relatively light campaign program throughout the pandemic, choosing entirely virtual events until the last month. Since then he has started a traveling campaign, with smaller events where there are masks and social distances.
While the former vice president has been ridiculed by Trump and his allies, who have joked that Biden is “stuck in his basement,” O’Malley Dillon has embraced the two candidates’ different campaign styles.
“I think the contrast between the vice president’s approach to a pandemic versus Donald Trump is strong and certainly an integral part of the leadership difference here,” he said, noting that the campaign is “very comfortable we are approaching the voters, we have the conversation.” what we have to do with the voters “without putting them, Biden or his staff.