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Trump holding COVID ‘super spreader’ rallies questioned as campaign strategy: ‘You can’t win if your voters are dead’

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Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011, photo by Gage Skidmore.

Video aired by CNN on Saturday showed a large crowd gathered for President Donald Trump’s rally in Nevada, with no social distancing and few masks.

While other politicians might have been embarrassed to see their supporters flaunting COVID-19 recommendations, Trump actually tweeted video out showing his supporters without masks.

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Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II blasted Trump for holding the rally.

“Trump is endangering Nevadans and flying in the face of his own White House recommendations by holding rallies this weekend,” McCurdy told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “These emergency directives were put in place because under Trump’s watch, the outbreak of coronavirus got out of control.”

“Over 190,000 Americans are dead, including nearly 1,500 Nevadans. But still, Trump continues to care more about boosting his own ego through super spreader rallies than about the health and safety of Nevadans,” he added.

Here’s some of what people were saying about Trump’s 2020 campaign approach:

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WATCH: Trump now says coronavirus vaccine by April – not Nov. 1 as he’s promised for weeks

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For months President Donald Trump and his top administration officials have been promising the coronavirus vaccine would be ready by November 1. White House chief of staff mark Meadows this week said "potentially" be the end of September. Trump, too, has pushed up the date, suggesting a vaccine could be ready in early October.

After CDC Director Robert Redfield testified before Congress on Wednesday that a vaccine would not be ready until early spring of 2021, or some time in the summer next year, Trump claimed he had been mistaken.

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‘Deranged’ Trump mocked for declaring himself ‘the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico‘

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During a press briefing on Friday, President Donald Trump claimed that he was “the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico.”

The president was commenting on the fact that the White House had authorized $11.6 billion in aid to rebuild infrastructure on Puerto Rico three years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

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Election gift for Florida? Trump poised to approve drug imports from Canada

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Six states — Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Vermont — have passed laws allowing them to seek federal approval to buy drugs from Canada to give their residents access to lower-cost medicines.

But industry observers say the drug importation proposal under review by the administration is squarely aimed at Florida — the most populous swing state in the November election. Trump’s support of the idea initially came at the urging of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a close Republican ally.

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