When news struck that President Trump (R) had been diagnosed with COVID-19, questions arose regarding how that would affect the upcoming November election. The President quarantined, was hospitalized, and upon being released and asserting that he had tested negative, the President hit the campaign trail once again to rally support behind his reelection campaign.
In turn, the President has gone back to drawing large crowds at the events, but the President is also facing criticism from Democrats who argue that the campaign events are not safe and that the President is not leading by example to keep Americans safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the United States.
In turn, Florida Rep. Donna Shalala (D) was a guest on CNN where she expressed her disapproval of the President’s continued rallies, detailing that “President Trump is now moving around the country, hosting rallies and spreading this disease.”
“The thought that he is doing this as part of a political campaign is outrageous and immoral,” she added.
This is now the #TrumpSpread.
President Trump is now moving around country, hosting rallies and spreading this disease.
The thought that he is doing this as part of a political campaign is outrageous and immoral. pic.twitter.com/rc0yUKUilJ
— Rep. Donna E. Shalala (@RepShalala) October 13, 2020
This comes after President Trump and his doctors both have assured the public that the President has tested negative for COVID-19, and it also comes at a time when Vice President Joe Biden (D) is leading the President in the polls.
Moreover, voters are also split on how they view the President and Vice President Biden with voters saying that President Trump is more of a "decisive leader" than Biden, but Biden is viewed as the more likable candidate.