On Monday, crowds of Trump supporters gathered on the tarmac of Orlando Sanford International Airport for a rally with the president.
As the crowd swelled, reporters captured images of hundreds of people, many of them in high-risk groups, not wearing masks, and packed in with little physical distancing — putting themselves and the surrounding community at risk of a "super-spreader event" for COVID-19.
.@realDonaldTrump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md, for a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida. https://t.co/PbKvSYoahf— Doug Mills (@Doug Mills)1602535224.0
Supporters awaiting arrival of Pres Trump at Orlando/Sanford Airport campaign rally site in FL. Will be his first r… https://t.co/FxAGcre5yp— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller)1602537378.0
DeSantis has arrived maskless at Superspreader event giving high fives before ending with nose rub-pick https://t.co/g6Qnk3zG6o— Daniel Uhlfelder (@Daniel Uhlfelder)1602539000.0
According to Trump's doctor, the president has tested negative after hospitalization and recovery from the disease, and is cleared to attend the rally. Some experts have suspected his illness may be linked to the Rose Garden ceremony announcing Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, as several other attendees of the event subsequently tested positive as well.