John Fredericks in the News: Trump’s Planned Virginia Rally Poses Coronavirus Risk, Health Officials Say
RICHMOND — State and local health officials are raising alarms about President Trump’s plans for a “gargantuan” rally at a Virginia airport Friday night, saying it could pose a “severe public health threat” if it violates the state’s 250-person limit on public gatherings.
Conservative radio host John Fredericks, Trump’s Virginia delegation chairman, called the warnings politically motivated.
“The Democrats in Virginia are in an all-out panic as they see Virginia slipping away,” he said.
Northam has imposed a range of public health orders since declaring a state of emergency in March because of the novel coronavirus. The 250-person cap on gatherings applies to public and private events, indoors and out.
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Photo Credit: President Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport on Sept. 22, 2020. Trump plans a rally in Newport News on Sept. 25, raising concerns among local health officials about crowd size. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)