Trump plans to hold outdoor event at White House while still possibly infected

  • President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance, even though he hasn’t released a negative test for COVID-19, ABC News and The New York Times reported. 
  • The outlets said Trump would address a crowd gathered on the White House lawn from one of the White House’s balconies. 
  • Trump also plans to travel to a rally in Florida on Monday. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance before he has released a negative test for COVID-19, outlets including ABC News and The New York Times reported on Friday.

ABC and The Times said Trump was set to give an outdoor speech from one of the White House’s balconies to a group of supporters attending a separate event

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Hundreds Gather on White House Lawn to Hear Trump

October 12, 2020 — Just 8 days after President Donald Trump announced he had tested positive for COVID-19, he welcomed hundreds to the South Lawn of the White House, reassuring them of his recovery. A close-up of his right hand, shown in an AP pool photograph from the Saturday event, had two bandages, presumably the site where he received some of the COVID drugs intravenously during his hospital stay at Walter Reed.

Keeping his remarks uncharacteristically brief, about 15 minutes, he reassured the crowd that he was feeling great. The event was organized by Trump supporter Candace Owens, the “BLEXIT” movement co-founder who is urging Black voters to leave the Democratic party, the New York Times reported. Many were seen in the crowd wearing masks, but there was little or no social distancing.

Those attending were instructed to complete a screening questionnaire and to have their temperature taken

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Trump welcomes hundreds of supporters at White House lawn days after hospital release

President Donald Trump on Saturday made his first public appearance after being hospitalized for the coronavirus, defying public health guidelines to speak to a crowd of hundreds even as the White House refused to declare that he was not contagious.

Trump took off a mask moments after he emerged on the White House balcony to address the crowd on the lawn below, his first step back onto the public stage with just more than three weeks to go until Election Day. He flouted, once more, the safety recommendations of his own government just days after acknowledging that he was on the brink of “bad things” from the virus and claiming that his bout with the illness brought him a better understanding of it.

And five days after Trump returned from Walter Reed Medical Center, his health remained a mystery as White House officials refused to reveal if he had tested

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Trump Resumes Public Events With Mini-Rally on White House Lawn

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President Donald Trump made his first public appearance on Saturday since returning from a three-day hospitalization for coronavirus, telling supporters at the White House that “through the power of American science and medicine, we will eradicate” the virus “once and for all.”

“Thank you all for the prayers,” Trump said from the Blue Room balcony at the White House to hundreds of invited guests at a campaign-style event on the South Lawn.

Trump arrived wearing a mask and removed it before speaking. Attendees appeared to be mostly masked but were standing close together with no suggestion of social distancing. Hand sanitizer stations and a medical tent were nearby.

Trump’s comments touched on several of his usual stump-speech topics, including suggestions of voter fraud. The remarks ran for about 18 minutes, much shorter than Trump’s typical freewheeling campaign speeches.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: President Trump Delivers Address On Law And Order At White House


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President Trump Delivers Address On Law And Order

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Trump sent more than 2,000 invitations for an event on the White House lawn on Saturday.

President Trump is planning to host up to 2,000 people on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday for his first in-person event since he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, three people familiar with the plans said on Friday, and his campaign announced that he would hold a rally in Florida on Monday.

The president was expected to make remarks from one of the balconies at the White House to the crowd. More than 2,000 invitations went out for the event, according to one official.

The event, which was previously reported by ABC News, continues Mr. Trump’s pattern of using the White House for political events, as he did with his speech to the Republican National Convention in August.

Some in the White House and on the Trump campaign expressed concern that the event would serve to underscore existing criticism that Mr. Trump has been

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Trump planning to host hundreds on White House lawn Saturday in 1st event since virus treatment

Shaniqua Juliano

WASHINGTON, DC — On Saturday, President Donald Trump is planning to hold his first in-person event since testing positive for the coronavirus.

Two weeks after the Rose Garden event that is now considered a “superspreader,” Trump is planning to convene another large crowd outside the White House for an event on “law and order.” That’s despite the ongoing White House Covid-19 outbreak.

The event will feature “remarks to peaceful protesters for law and order” by the president, according to an invite obtained by ABC News and confirmed by White House sources familiar with the planning.

The gathering is scheduled to take place on the South Lawn of the White House in conjunction with a previously planned event organized by controversial conservative activist Candace Owens’ group Blexit, a campaign to urge Black Americans to leave the Democratic Party, sources said.

Trump is expected to address the crowd of hundreds of people

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Saying ‘I Feel Strong,’ Trump Plans Rallies at White House and in Florida

Shaniqua Juliano

Here’s what you need to know:

Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Trump, in his first televised interview since he announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, said Friday night that he was “medication free” and back to normal, a week after he was hospitalized after having trouble breathing.

“I feel very strong,” he said.

In the interview with Dr. Marc Siegel on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News, Mr. Trump claimed that he went to Walter National Reed Military Medical Center last Friday because he “didn’t feel strong.” But the president denied that he had experienced any trouble breathing, despite multiple people close to the White House saying in interviews that he had, in fact, had trouble breathing and that doctors had given him supplemental oxygen at the White House before his

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Trump Continues To Be A COVID Superspreader? President May Draw Hundreds To White House South Lawn In Campaign Event

Shaniqua Juliano

KEY POINTS

  • Trump had wanted to start campaigning again this weekend, 10 days after his COVID-19 diagnosis
  • Doctors warn patients in the second week of the disease can take a rapid turn for the worse
  • Trump has exhibited a cavalier attitude toward the disease that has killed more than 213,000 Americans since March

President Donald Trump, who lost a week of campaigning to coronavirus, may be planning a second superspreader event at the White House: a gathering of hundreds on the South Lawn of the White House to hear him talk about law-and-order issues.

Trump, who was sidelined after being diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, was expected to address the crowd from a White House balcony, sources told ABC News.

A Sept. 26 Rose Garden event at which he formalized his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court was believed responsible for dozens of infections. Most of

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White House to host ‘Fall Garden Tours’ this year, despite issues with health and safety

Shaniqua Juliano

The White House is set to host “Fall Garden Tours” for lawmakers and the public this season to show off the newly renovated Rose Garden. 

The tours will be hosted Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, even after more than 20 staffers, journalists, allies of the administration and GOP lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus following contact with the White House. 

The tours are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Visitors will be able to tour the South Lawn, First Ladies Garden, White House Kitchen Garden and Rose Garden.

Guest capacity is limited, and visitors are required to wear a face mask. Tickets will be offered to all congressional offices. 

President Trump and first lady Melania tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but White House physician Dr. Sean Conley announced the president will be able to return to public engagements this weekend. 

MCCONNELL HASN’T BEEN TO WHITE HOUSE

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Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House over the weekend. He still hasn’t released a negative COVID-19 test.

Shaniqua Juliano



a man wearing a neck tie: President Donald Trump upon his return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Win McNamee/Getty Images


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President Donald Trump upon his return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Win McNamee/Getty Images

  • President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance, even though he hasn’t released a negative test for COVID-19, ABC News and The New York Times reported. 
  • The outlets said Trump would address a crowd gathered on the White House lawn from one of the White House’s balconies. 
  • Trump also plans to travel to a rally in Florida on Monday. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance before he has released a negative test for COVID-19, outlets including ABC News and The New York Times reported on Friday.

ABC and The Times said

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