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MAGA supporters broke social distancing to rally for Trump

Nearly no one was wearing a mask.

May 15, 2020, 8:29 pm

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Tiffanie Drayton 

Tiffanie Drayton

President Donald Trump proudly shared a video of supporters avoiding social distancing measures to welcome him into Pennsylvania.

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The video uploaded to Twitter shows hundreds of people gathered by the roadside to wave and cheer on the president as he drove past them.

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“Such a wonderful reception yesterday in Pennsylvania. Thank you! #MAGA,” Trump captioned the video of the mostly maskless crowd.

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Many responded to the video by pointing out the absence of masks in the sea of faces.

“No masks. Barely any social distancing. In other words, #Cult45,” Twitter user @TomShafShafer tweeted.

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The video comes as tensions have been mounting amongst Pennsylvania residents, many of whom are protesting the coronavirus-related restrictions. As a result, a number of counties across the state have begun gradually easing restrictions on Pennsylvania’s coronavirus lockdown.

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Yet infections continue to sweep across the state causing hundreds of new infections daily. As of Friday afternoon, the state recorded 60,622 cases––an increase of 986 from the day before.

In an address to the public, Secretary of Health Rachel Levine beseeched Pennsylvania residents to act responsibly and “continue to follow the social distancing and mitigation efforts in place.”

“We must continue to protect our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, which includes our seniors, those with underlying health issues, our healthcare workers, and our first responders,” she said. “I am proud of the work that Pennsylvanians have done so far, but we cannot stop now. We must continue to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from COVID-19.”

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*First Published: May 15, 2020, 8:29 pm