He is not a civilian?
Remind me, what branch of the military is he in again?
Courtesy of CNBC:
The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump will not change his plan to travel to New Jersey this weekend despite a new order by the governor requiring visitors who have been in states with high numbers of coronavirus cases to quarantine for 14 days.
“The president of the United States is not a civilian,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere, when asked about Trump’s compliance with the quarantine order given his travel Tuesday to Arizona, which has seen a rise in the rate of its Covid-19 cases.
“Anyone who is in close proximity to him, including staff, guests, and press are tested for COVID-19 and confirmed to be negative,” Deere said in a statement.
“With regard to Arizona, the White House followed it’s COVID mitigation plan to ensure the President did not come into contact with anyone who was symptomatic or had not been tested,” the spokesman added.
“Anyone traveling in support of the president this weekend will be closely monitored for symptoms and tested for COVID and therefore pose little to no risk to the local populations.”
This is incredibly disrespectful.
A good president would comply with the local guidelines or cancel his trip entirely simply to serve as a good role model for other Americans.
Trump’s all-consuming selfishness will not allow his plans to be changed even if it potentially endangers others around him.
Already Trump has lost dozens of Secret Service agents to his recklessness, how many others must suffer before enough is enough?