WATCH: Fox’s Ingraham Says Trump Super-Spreader Rallies Were “Important for the Psyche of America”
Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 at the beginning of October. At first, he had a tough time with the illness and was hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center. A cocktail of extreme and, in some cases, experimental drugs eventually cured him from the disease.
Almost immediately after his recovery, Trump began to hold rallies. These events featured thousands of supporters, most not wearing masks or observing the rules of social distancing. While the rallies were reckless and extreme, Laura Ingraham says they were, “necessary for the American psyche.”
The Fox host told her viewers, “When the president left the hospital, remember after his COVID diagnosis four weeks ago, all the experts on the left in the media and Democrat politics said, ‘Don’t campaign, it’s too dangerous. You’ll be a superspreader.’ Told him not to hold rallies.”
Ingraham continued, “But he knew how this was the most important election of our lifetime and how important his campaigning was for the psyche of America. He had to be with the people. They had to see him. He knew it was important for Americans not to succumb to the media and the Biden doom and gloom propaganda they’ve been pushing on you since the beginning of this pandemic.”
It’s hard to tell how many of Trump’s supporters were infected at his events. Researchers from Stanford University recently attempted to put an estimate on it. Their report found that the rallies resulted in 30,000 new cases of COVID-19 and 700 deaths.
See a clip of the Ingraham segment below, courtesy of Fox News: