White House claims ‘appropriate precautions’ taken for Trump’s motorcade ride

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Critics contend the trip showed how willing Trump is to endanger his staff. ‘The irresponsibility,’ one doctor says, ‘is astounding.’

President Donald Trump left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center late Sunday afternoon to ride in an SUV to surprise his supporters outside of the hospital. During the short trip, Trump waved through a closed window, donning a face mask while the pair of Secret Service officers inside the vehicle wore N-95 masks, medical gowns and eye coverings. 

White House officials said that “appropriate precautions were taken in the execution of this movement to protect the president and all those supporting it, including PPE. The movement was cleared by the medical team as safe to do.”

That’s Trump driving by his supporters outside Walter Reed military hospital. pic.twitter.com/eqA0RGkr6A

— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) October 4, 2020

Critics have said the trip showed a willingness to endanger his staff by traveling while battling COVID-19.

“Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater….


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