Reporter Flames Pence For Trump Campaign's COVID-19 Safety Hypocrisy

A reporter on Friday urged Vice President Mike Pence over the hypocrisy of Donald Trump's reelection campaign and ignored COVID-19 security precautions recommended by the White House health experts.
CBS News' Paula Reid asked Pence at the White House Coronavirus press conference that the Trump campaign is not "part of the problem" if no one wears masks or practices safe social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19 - and itself apparently also don't care if his followers follow this example.
"It really sounds like you say," Do what we say, not like us, "said Reid." You are asking people to listen to local officials, but in Tulsa you have resisted local officials, to host an event "that resulted in" dozens of Secret Service agents, dozens of campaign workers now being quarantined for positive results. "
She also pointed out that Trump "packed" a church in Arizona, one of the hardest hit states, with young people who weren't wearing masks. "How can you say that the campaign is not part of the problem?"
Pence replied, "I would like to remind you once again that freedom of speech and the right to peaceful assembly are enshrined in the Constitution." Even though wearing a mask and following social distance guidelines do not prohibit freedom of speech. "Even in a health crisis, the American people don't lose our constitutional rights."
The nation's leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci said at the briefing a few minutes earlier that Americans have a “social responsibility” to curb the spread of COVID-19. He said that people "can either be part of the solution or part of a problem".
In a conference report on Tuesday, Fauci described masks, hand washing and social distancing as the "most powerful weapons" against the spread of the corona virus.
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Pence cut questions shortly after being challenged on other issues, including his insistence that the US "flattened" the curve in COVID-19 cases. He even made the claim when the nation recorded a record number of new cases - 40,000 - in one day, with Florida and Texas leading with their own records. It has been confirmed worldwide that almost 1 million people are infected with the corona virus. The U.S. has had nearly 2.5 million cases and approximately 125,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
When the task force officials left on Friday, someone asked Fauci if he "thought these massive rallies were okay." He didn't have a chance to answer.
But Fauci said in an interview earlier this month that he would not attend the June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma because of the risk of getting COVID-19. He also reportedly warned White House officials that large gatherings, such as campaigning, were a danger.
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