New Hampshire GOP Gov. Won’t Be Attending Trump Rally Due to COVID Worries
His recently Tulsa, Oklahoma rally signified that Donald Trump is ready to hit the road. Following Tulsa came 4th of July celebrations in both South Dakota and Washington DC. The Republican National Convention, now to be held in Jacksonville, is only about 6 weeks away.
Come Trump surrogates, however, aren’t so sure about attending his events. 5 Republican senators have recently announced that they won’t be attending the RNC. Trump will be holding a rally in New Hampshire this weekend. The Republican governor of the state, Chris Sununu, said he will not be there.
Sununu explained why he was allowing a mask-less rally to be held during a recent press spray. “We’ve treated all gatherings in the state, from the time the pandemic began to today, the same, whether they were the Black Lives Matter protests, whether there were protests on the statehouse lawn, whether it’s a political rally, whatever it is, everyone’s always treated the same,” he told reporters.
NH Gov. Chris Sununu doing quite a fancy two-step re: Trump’s looming NH rally. But the bottom line is a R Gov (running for re-election) is unabashedly blowing off Trump’s rally. Strong sign of Trump’s fast growing political weakness. https://t.co/K2f1w27kEl
— Mike Murphy (@murphymike) July 8, 2020
Despite this fact, COVID-19 will keep him from attending the event. “I’m going to go and greet the President as the governor,” he said. “I will not be in the crowd of thousands of people, I’m not going to put myself in the middle of a crowd of thousands of people, if that’s your question specifically. I try to — unfortunately, you know, I have to be extra cautious as the governor, I try to be extra cautious for myself, my family.”