Trump needs/wants the big crowds, because he doesn’t care about the chaos of infection spread, especially if he will appear to be in a downward spiral approaching November Third.
Do Republicans deserve to be infected or is it more about their ability to infect others beyond Trumpists, especially since Trump prefers the crowds in Florida instead of North Carolina. Will the GOP capitulate? Or will they simply distribute light sticks to the convention goers.
The fact that Trump is still envisioning "many thousands" of people being able to convene in 91 DAYS is exactly the problem. https://t.co/Vp0ErjMSbr— Matt Rogers 🎙️ (@Politidope) May 25, 2020
The tweets completely blindsided party officials and those involved in planning the convention, who have repeatedly argued that health and safety will come first. The officials have insisted planning for the convention is on track.However, Vice President Mike Pence echoed Trump on Monday, telling Fox News the convention could be moved “if need be” and listing some states that could be alternative locations.“It’s an issue we’ve been talking about because these national conventions literally take many months to organize and prepare and there are states around the country — we think of Texas, we think of Florida, Georgia, the last two states I visited last week that have made tremendous progress on reopening their communities and reopening their economies,” Pence said.[…]The Republican convention, which is scheduled to be held in the same uptown arena where President Barack Obama accepted his nomination to a second term in 2012, is awash in uncertainty as party officials determine how to navigate a presidential campaign during a public health crisis.Cooper said the Republican gathering would be treated like any other major event and it remained unclear whether concerts or the NFL would return this summer and fall. Crowds are still limited to 10 people, under the governor’s order, with additional phases of reopening still to come.Last month, GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told reporters the Republican National Committee, Trump campaign, and host committee are moving “full steam ahead” in convention planning, but will assess in late June or early July as to whether contingencies need to be made due to the coronavirus.
Donald Trump Brag-Tweets that COVID-19 "Numbers" Are Declining. The Numbers Don't Say That. | Via MotherJones https://t.co/QjZoIIhn20— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) May 25, 2020
There is no group immunity to novel coronavirus. No vaccine. Without constraint, it can be expected to infect 30-80% of the population this year. The CFR is currently 3.4%, but even assuming that it's much lower, well … this is just the U.S. pic.twitter.com/ugJ1maXWW9— Mark Sumner🌻 (@Devilstower) March 6, 2020