South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem said Tuesday the thousands of people attending Trump’s Mount Rushmore event will not be required to wear a mask or to remain six feet apart.
Gov. Kristi Noem: “We’ll be giving out free face masks, if they choose to wear one, but we won’t be social distancing.”
Governor Noem’s comment came even as a growing number of Republican officials called on Americans to wear masks in public. This is Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander speaking on Tuesday.
Sen. Lamar Alexander: “Unfortunately, this simple, life-saving practice has become part of the political debate, that says this: If you’re for Trump, you don’t wear a mask; if you’re against Trump, you do. That’s why I’ve suggested that the president occasionally wear a mask.”