Trump goes to coronavirus-stricken Florida to talk about drug smuggling and NOT about the public health crisis
Donald Trump is back on the road: President goes to coronavirus-stricken Florida on Friday to talk about drug trafficking and NOT about the public health crisis
- Donald Trump will visit the U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida on Friday to be informed of drug trafficking from South America
- It is less directly adjacent to President Trump’s Doral Miami resort
- Rather than address the emerging coronavirus crisis in the state, the President will attend a fundraiser there – it’s not clear if he’ll stop at his golf club
- The Miami-Dade country is the fifth most affected area in the United States of the corona virus
- That area, and much of Florida, re-implemented lockdown orders after several days of record-breaking day-high infection numbers hit the state
- Trump’s visit comes the day before his second post-coronavirus rally in New Hampshire on Saturday, which will be held outside and will include free masks
Donald Trump is going to Florida on Friday, where he will be briefed on drug trafficking from South America and will participate in a fundraising because the state was forced to redo partial lockdowns due to coronavirus surge.
In particular, the President is not spending his day in Florida tackling the massive spike in COVID-19 infections there in recent weeks as state legislators had to halt reopening plans after several days of high new infection rates.
Trump spends his time in South Florida with the US Southern Command in Doral, the day before heading to New Hampshire for his second post-coronavirus rally.
The command center is located right next to Trump National Doral golf resort, northeast of Miami, but it’s not clear if the President will make the less than two-mile drive to visit his club for a round of golf.
Located in the Miami-Dade province, one of the areas most affected by the virus’s flare-up, Doral now has nearly 49,000 confirmed cases – making it the fifth worst-hit province in the country.
Donald Trump will visit the US Southern Command in Doral, Florida on Friday to discuss drug trafficking from South America before attending fundraising – instead of tackling the soaring corona virus crisis there
SOUTHCOM is less than two miles from President Trump’s Doral Miami resort in Miami-Dade County, but it’s not clear if the President will stop at his golf club
The area has returned to near-complete closure, ending indoor dining services and closing gyms that have recently reopened.
SOUTHCOM, one of the 11 unified Combatant Commands of the Department of Defense, is responsible for providing operations and security cooperation in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
The trip is because Florida has experienced high infection and death rates from coronavirus for several days after starting a reopening plan that was much more ambitious than some other populous states.
On Monday, the state reported 6,336 new confirmed cases, and on Independence Day Saturday, a new daily high total of 11,445 new daily coronavirus cases were reported in the state.
Now the state is restoring latches to prevent further aggravation – including orders in many areas that require masks in all indoor locations.
Trump finally admitted in an interview with Fox Business last week that he would wear a face cover if he were in a busy situation, claiming that he likes the way he looks with a mask, even though he’s still there never seen in public.
Trump’s visit to Florida comes a day before heading to New Hampshire for his second post-coronavirus rally there, which will be held outside and handing out his face masks campaign. His comeback rally in scarlet Tulsa was a flop after only about 1/3 of the stadium was filled
His campaign also announced that the hand sanitizer and face masks would be distributed to participants during its outdoor rally at New Hampshire’s Portsmouth International Airport on the battlefield.
The rally will be held outside the airport hangar and will include additional health precautions after the President’s first return rally after the corona virus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, yielded less than desirable returns last month.
The president also plans to travel to Florida in August for his speech at the Republican National Convention, which was moved to Jacksonville after Democratic lawmakers in Charlotte, North Carolina, failed to meet Trump’s desired crowd.
The North Florida city is one of the areas where the coronavirus is on the rise, and officials last week mandated that masks would be mandatory in all indoor locations, including the RNC convention venue at the VyStar Veterans Arena.