As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign rallies are among the nation’s biggest events held in defiance of coronavirus-related crowd restrictions.

The president’s rallies regularly cram supporters together — with masks optional and social distancing frowned upon.

Public health experts say Trump is setting the wrong example at a time when greater precautions are urgently needed.

The U.S. posted a record high number of new infections last week — nearly 500,000.

By contrast, Democrat Joe Biden has shunned rallies and instead holds online and drive-in events where people honk their horns to show support.

He calls the Trump rallies “super-spreader events.”

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