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Trump Should Cancel Dangerous Rally

Statement of Dr. Michael Carome, Director, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group

Note: President Donald Trump will hold a rally on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.

Trump has chosen to disregard the advice and guidelines of his own public health experts and proceed with a large indoor rally. This reckless decision undoubtedly will fuel the spread of the coronavirus and cause numerous deaths among rallygoers and the broader community in which they live.

Such callous disregard for human life by the president during the still-raging coronavirus pandemic is reprehensible. This rally must be cancelled.