Yahoo reports Hillary Clinton chided Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for resuming large rallies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and obliging those seeking tickets to his first event in Tulsa, Okla., to sign a liability waiver acknowledging the “inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19.”
If your rallies come with a liability waiver, you shouldn’t be holding them. https://t.co/J1BgdUec9k
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 12, 2020
In late May, Clinton, the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, added a new Twitter profile picture that showed her wearing a black mask with the word “VOTE” printed on it.
Asked about the decision to return to large campaign rallies on June 19 in Tulsa despite the risk of exposure to COVID-19, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday that “we will ensure that everyone who goes is safe.”
On Wednesday, Trump explained the rationale for holding his first rally since March in Tulsa.
“They’ve done a great job with COVID, as you know, in the state of Oklahoma.”
While the state’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, fell in the month of May, it has spiked over the last few weeks, according to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. On Friday, the state recorded its largest single-day increase since the pandemic began.
— Dillon Richards (@KOCODillon) June 12, 2020
Asked on Friday about the liability waiver, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was also critical of Trump.
“He knows it’s a problem, but he’s not doing a damn thing about it!” said Biden, who, despite leading in virtually all recent national polling, has not scheduled any large campaign rallies.