Donald Trump news: US President mocks as “small” crowd gathers for speech in Florida | World | News


Photographs from the scene showed that a large pen had been prepared for Trump supporters, with barriers for social distancing, but it was mostly empty. Several hundred Trump supporters gathered outside the roadblocks where they listened to the president.

However, they failed to maintain social distancing, prompting a reprimand from an organizer over the speaker system.According to CNN, the organizer said, “Ladies and gentlemen, we ask that you maintain social distancing during this event.

“There is plenty of space for everyone.”

Trump spoke alongside a number of Florida sheriffs during the mini rally.

Neither the president nor most of the spectators wore masks to guard against COVID-19.

Mr Trump used the address to congratulate the US police and say they would be downgraded under a Democratic presidency.

Referring to the sheriffs around his podium, Trump joked, “I wanted to hug them and kiss them.

“Maybe in 90 days.”

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After Mr. Floyd’s death, the “Black Lives Matter” protests spread throughout the United States and even internationally.

Violent clashes broke out with the police during these protests in several cities.

Mr. Trump was mocked by a number of Twitter users over the low turnout for his speech.

One said, “Wow, even in Florida President Trump can’t even fill the bike racks. “

Another added: “Trump has a very small crowd in Florida and they don’t socially distance themselves or wear masks. Shameful! “

After his speech, Mr. Trump tweeted, “I am delighted to be back in my home state of Florida and honored to have the endorsement of dozens of incredible Florida sheriffs.”

Earlier this week, Mr. Trump sparked outrage by suggesting that the November presidential election could be delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The idea was rejected by Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, gave his reaction to local Kentucky station WNKY.

He said, “Never in the history of this country, through wars, depressions and civil war, have we ever had federal elections scheduled on time.

“We’ll find a way to do it again this November 3.”


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