“President Trump was set to fly to Norfolk, Va., on Saturday to see off the Comfort, a naval hospital ship, as it deployed to New York where it will help a state struggling to handle an influx of coronavirus patients by adding 1,000 hospital beds to a system in short supply,” the New York Times reports.
“The 200-mile trip will be Mr. Trump’s first time leaving the White House in nine days, and his decision to turn the moment into a high-profile photo opportunity raised questions about safety and his use of government resources at a time when the administration’s own federal guidelines advise against most travel and gatherings of more than 10 people.”
Said former Gov. Terry McAuliffe: “We don’t need Donald Trump in Virginia doing a photo op. We need respirators and we need masks, like every other state in the country. He ought to be staying in Washington, in his job. It’s a total waste of time.”Save to Favorites