We’re doing our part to warn the people of Iow @realdonaldtrump is in town tomorrow. This display panel is located directly outside des Moines airport where it will hold its rally in the hangar. #Superspreader #SuperspreaderTrump #covidiots pic.twitter.com/KtN9SebH4T
– Rural America 2020 (@ RuralUSA2020) October 13, 2020
The group said in A press release that he plans to leave the billboard during the campaign event Wednesday night.
“We should all be worried about a president who was in the hospital with COVID last week and now wants to pack thousands of Iowans in an airport hangar,” said Chris Henning, a member of the executive committee of the Iowa Rural America 2020, in press release.
“It is the height of irresponsibility. We saw what happened in the rose garden, ”Henning added, referring to an event held at the White House for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, where several high profile Republicans reportedly contracted the disease.
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“Why should the president be allowed to introduce this kind of pervasive behavior in Iowa, especially when our cases increase?” Henning questioned in the statement.
The billboard comes after the mayor of Des Moines Frank Cownie (D) said in the Des Moines Register On Sunday, he was concerned that Wednesday’s Trump rally could lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the city.
“Absolutely, I’m worried about the spread. We don’t want a super-broadcast event here in Des Moines, ”Cownie told the newspaper. “We urge everyone who would attend this event to wear a mask and social distancing to the best of their ability, and to stay safe and healthy.
“We all have to do whatever we can to reduce our numbers,” he continued. “It’s proven, these are scientific facts.”
The Trump campaign said in a statement to The Hill on Sunday that rally attendees would be subjected to temperature checks before being allowed to participate in the event.
“The event is taking place in an open-door aircraft hangar where people will voice their First Amendment rights and hear from the President of the United States. We will have security protocols in place. All attendees will be given a temperature check, face masks they must wear, and access to hand sanitizer, “Trump Campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told The Hill.
Cownie’s comments came the same day Axios reported Trump had asked his aides to put him on the campaign trail every day between now and the election, an adviser reportedly said it could “kill” the 74-year-old president as he recovers from the virus.
Monday, Trump spoke at a rally in Sanford, Florida, just a week after being released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During the event, Trump thanked his medics who administered multi-day treatment to the president as he battled the virus.
“Now they say I’m immune. I feel so powerful. I’ll go inside. I will hug everyone in this audience, ”Trump told the crowd. “I’ll kiss guys and beautiful women, just give you a big big kiss.”
However, little is known about the duration of immunity after a patient contracts COVID-19, and there were reports of individuals infected twice.