Maine Orchard Rips Trump for Not Following COVID Protocols During Unplanned Weekend Visit
Donald Trump’s rallies have been taking place in a number of strange places. He visited New Hampshire over the weekend. The New England state, with only 4 Electoral College votes, has not gone for a Republican since 2000, when George W. Bush eeked out a small victory.
The president also spent some time in Maine. The state, which splits is electoral votes, award one electoral college vote to Trump in 2016. Prior to that, a Republican hasn’t carried that state since George H.W. Bush in 1988.
While on the campaign trail in Maine, Trump decided to visit a local orchard. That orchard is now speaking out against Trump for his refusal to follow COVID-19 protocols during an unplanned weekend visit.
Treworgy Family Orchards, located in Levant, Maine, put out a statement on Tuesday about their displeasure about the president’s visit.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2020
The statement read:
“We share the concerns of many over the size of the gathering, lack of social distancing and mask wearing during the event. We were told this would be a small, unpublicized, surprise, private, photo op which gave us no cause for alarm. Given that information, we accepted the visit, just as we would for any President. We were sworn to secrecy and told that to prevent crowds we could not tell anyone and avoid answering questions from the media.”
The orchard owners also noted that they only expected the president and a handful of supporters to show up. Instead, thousands of the president’s fans showed up and many decided not to wear masks.
The entire statement can be found here