Few masks and no social distancing at church service Trump attended


President Donald Trump participates in the first presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, in Cleveland, Ohio. Win McNamee/Getty Images

In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday morning, Trump campaign senior advisor Lara Trump touted the campaign’s robust campaign operation.

Asked if she and others are wearing masks, she told Tapper, We are wearing masks when it’s required indoors. Absolutely. And you’ll note that at our rallies we hand out masks to people, we ask them to wear them, there are signs up that say please wear your mask. We provide hand sanitizer.” 

Remember: While the campaign does provide masks and hand sanitizer at rallies, there’s no enforcement of these policies, and it’s rare for surrogates to be seen wearing masks on the ground.

In a heated exchange, Lara Trump was unable to confirm that the President had tested negative within the mandated 72 hour window before the Cleveland debate, telling Tapper, “I assume the answer is yes. I was not physically there with him. And I work for the campaign and not in the White House.”

Asked if she would wear masks, in accordance with debate commission rules, and which she and other members of the Trump family violated in Cleveland, Lara told Tapper, “If we are asked to wear masks, we will do so.”