On Tuesday, Jonathan Lemire of the Associated Press posted an image of the Students for Trump rally at the Dream City megachurch in Phoenix, Arizona — and revealed how the rallygoers were not social distancing and few were wearing masks, even though an event organizer said masks would be widely used and even though Phoenix has mandated mask use in public settings.
The scene of President Trump’s appearance at a Phoenix mega-church.
No social distancing. And the only masks I am seeing are being worn by the White House travel pool pic.twitter.com/WYBRjAiDJp
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) June 23, 2020
The rally swiftly drew scorn on social media for its apparent lack of concern for public health.
— 🌹NoJusticeNoPeace🌹 (@bmanilla93) June 23, 2020
Bathed in God's fluids…
— Your mom (@Souldoh) June 23, 2020
Trump trusts the "True Believers" from Dream City Church Phoenix. Apparently their ventilation “kills 99.9% of COVID-19 within 10 minutes"
They look like shifty con men, I sure wouldn't trust them with my life, do you?#WearADamnMask #StayHomepic.twitter.com/o1QoKesrBX
— Paul the other one, it's got bells on it. (@paulcshipley) June 23, 2020
Well, this is that magic church that kills 99.9% of the virus.
— LAWoman🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@pamster2009) June 23, 2020
The magic COVID-19 destruction machine removed none of the COVID
— Publius (@ThePubliusUSA) June 23, 2020
Instead of clapping, everyone please cough.
— NancD🏇 Wear a Mask, dammit (@tangotiki) June 23, 2020
JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL! (And we know how that works)
— Steve (@williboy60) June 23, 2020
The Superspreadysburg Address
— Matt (@jivekata) June 23, 2020
Gees. Remember when America wasn’t a global joke…
— Ray Malone (@JustYaMateRay) June 23, 2020
— IAMResisting (@BrendaZeller1) June 23, 2020
WATCH: Florida beachgoer pushes new conspiracy theory of how COVID-19 got to the United States
On Saturday, a viral video showed Jacksonville, Florida attorney Dan Uhlfelder — famous for touring Florida's beaches in a Grim Reaper costume to protest lax COVID-19 safeguards — confronting a beachgoer.
The other man offered a novel conspiracy theory of how the virus spread to the United States: that former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were behind the whole thing.
"Biden and Hunter went over to China, and then brought it back," said the man.
Susan Collins’ July 4th tweet blew up in her face in spectacular fashion
On Saturday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) tweeted her concern for small businesses in Maine that are suffering because the normal Fourth of July business has been suppressed by the coronavirus pandemic:
The Fourth of July is typically the height of Maine’s busy summer tourism season, but near-empty hotels, inns, B&Bs, and restaurants underscore the devastating effects the pandemic has had on many of our state’s small businesses and jobs.
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) July 4, 2020
WATCH: Maskless Kimberly Guilfoyle gives speech to Trump supporters the day before her positive COVID test was announced
Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, Trump campaign fundraiser Kimberly Guilfoyle, made headlines with the announcement she tested positive for COVID-19 with hours to go before President Donald Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore. The campaign was quick to note that this occurred before the president arrived in the state, that Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. would be backing out of attending the president's speech, and that they would not have any contact with him until further notice.