Eric Trump ignored coronavirus safety guidelines to high-five and shake hands with supporters of his father, President Donald Trump.
The president’s son ― who was out on the campaign trail in Michigan on behalf of his dad Tuesday ― did not wear a mask during the exchange. Neither did most of the supporters.
Michigan is currently suffering a rapid uptick in new daily confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 7,000 people in the state have now died from the coronavirus. It has sickened at least 149,000 more.
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Trump also tweeted a photo of himself standing shoulder to shoulder with other maskless supporters of his father in Livingston County:
And this picture of supporters ― also not wearing masks ― in the crowd at an event in Lansing:
Critics slammed Eric Trump as “irresponsible” for flouting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advice that people should wear face masks, avoid close contact and socially distance to slow the spread of COVID-19.
They also reminded the president’s son of his own father’s contraction of the disease that saw him hospitalized for three days earlier this month.
His brother, Donald Trump. Jr., has drawn similar criticism in recent weeks by attending similar rallies.
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