President Donald Trump isn’t able to get out to rallies and campaign events because he’s in Walter Reed Medical Center being treated for the Wuhan coronavirus.
So supporters have been bringing the rally to him outside the hospital, holding up flags, signs of support and praying for a speedy recovery for the president.
The president issued a video today thanking people for all the support he’s been getting. He had sounded pretty good on a video he put out yesterday, but this video today, he clearly had more energy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2020
He also said that he had a surprise for the hundreds of supporters outside.
POTUS goes for a ride to thank supporters who have gathered outside of Walter Reed Medical Center… pic.twitter.com/xJ1OoqFTIE
— Dan Scavino🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) October 4, 2020
My close-ups from Trump’s drive-by outside Walter Reed hospital. pic.twitter.com/sx1lALWIIU
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) October 4, 2020
Everyone in the car was masked up, with the Secret Service in the car in N95 masks, gowns, gloves and face shields.
But the very same people who talk about masks all the time and drive around masked up in a car by themselves flipped out that he took a ride outside with the two Secret Service people.
WH social media director tweets that President Trump drove by his supporters gathered outside Walter Reed to thank them.
This also means the President, who is COVID-positive, was in an enclosed space with his Secret Service protection detail https://t.co/21gM802XKe
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) October 4, 2020
"But, Jon, that's different because our narrative changed an hour ago!"
I'm beginning to think the press isn't happy with anything Trump does.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 4, 2020
Establishment press: “ERMGAGERD HE SHOULD NOT BE IN A CAR!”
Also establishment press: “MR TRUMP Y U NO TAKE US WITH YOU!?” https://t.co/DGeRS19UkE
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) October 5, 2020
President Trump with coronavirus riding in a car with Secret Service who he is around ALL the time to wave at supporters?
Media = OUTRAGE
NY hospitals sending coronavirus patients to nursing homes where thousands died?
Media = CRICKETS
— Heather (@hrenee80) October 5, 2020
Not just crickets, but praising NY Governor Andrew Cuomo for his response.
Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, weighed in.
We should ALWAYS care about the Secret Service. But it’s fascinating how the media ONLY seems to give a shit about their safety when they can use it to bash Trump. I coordinated security for Obama in a war zone in Afghanistan & I don’t recall 1 story about our safety then. pic.twitter.com/NiGz26eEJS
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) October 4, 2020
So if they’re all in masks, no big deal, right? Isn’t that what they’ve been telling us?
What do they think happens to the Secret Service when he’s in the hospital? They don’t go away. They’re always around him. For all we know they’ve delegated people to cover him who’ve already had it. That would make sense in terms of a detail.
Given how some in the media have painted him on the verge of death, it’s not just for the folks on scene that it’s important to see him looking well, but for the world, perhaps especially our enemies.
Oh and media, check this out.
NEW: Doctors okayed POTUS drive-by supporters. Deputy Press Secretary tells @markknoller “Appropriate precautions were taken in the execution of this movement to protect POTUS + all those supporting it, including PPE…cleared by the medical team as safe to do.” @CBSNews
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) October 5, 2020
Folks were still outside the hospital tonight, giving him their support.