Group on tuesday Tweeted an image of the billboard, Who says “Troop Coffee Superspeeder Event”, with a big arrow pointed to the airport where the president would talk to supporters.
We are doing our part to warn the Iowans @realDonaldTrump Tomorrow is in the city. This billboard is directly outside Des Moines Airport where he will rally his hangar. #Superspreader #SuperspreaderTrump #covidiots pic.twitter.com/KtN9SebH4T
– Rural America 2020 (@RuralUSA2020) October 13, 2020
The group said A press release The plan is to drop the billboard through the campaign on Wednesday evening.
Chris Henning, a member of the Iowa Rural America 2020 Steering Committee, said in a press release, “We should all be concerned about a president who was in the hospital with COVID last week and who now packs thousands of Evans into the airport hangar Wants to do. ”
“This is the height of irresponsibility. We saw what happened in the Rose Garden, ”Henning said, referring to a White House event for Judge Amy Connie Barrett, where many top Republicans believe the disease contracted.
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“Why should the president be allowed to bring that kind of superspreader behavior to Iowa, especially when our cases are escalating?” Henning questioned in the statement.
Billboard Des Moines Comes After Mayor Frank Connie (D) Told the Des Moines Register On Sunday, he worried that Trump’s Wednesday rally could be a spike in COVID-19 cases in the city.
“Of course I’m worried about the spread. We don’t want a super-spread event here in Des Moines,” Connie told the newspaper. “We urge everyone to wear a mask and social distance that they can, and to be safe and healthy, to join the event.”
“We all have to do everything to keep our number down,” he continued. “It is proven, it is scientific fact.”
The Trump campaign said in a statement to The Hill on Sunday that those attending the rally would be checked for temperature before entering the program.
“The incident is in an open-door airplane hangar where people will hear from their First Amendment rights and the President of the United States. We will have security protocols in place. Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtah said all attendees will be given a temperature check, mask, instructed to wear and hand sanitizer.
Connie’s comments came the same day Axios reported Trump had instructed his allies to put him on the campaign trail every day between now and the election, with an adviser reportedly saying it could “kill” the 74-year-old president to protect him from the virus.
on Monday, Trump spoke at a rally In Sanford, Fla., Just one week after being discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During the event, Trump thanked his doctors, who gave the president day-to-day treatment while battling the virus.
“Now they say I’m immune. I feel so powerful. I’ll give information in there. I think everyone in the audience will kiss,” Trump told the crowd. “I’ll kiss you guys and pretty women, just give you a big fat kiss.”
However, little is known about how long a patient is contracted after COVID-19, and how long immunity can develop. There have been some reports Individuals infected twice.