President Trump is scheduled to hold hissince testing positive for COVID-19 a little over a week ago. He plans to speak from the South Lawn balcony on Saturday about “law and order,” in what the White House is calling a “peaceful protest” expected to draw hundreds of people.
Mr. Trump’s address comes two weeks after the president nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden, a ceremony that Dr. Anthony Fauci described as a “super spreader” event. Several White House officials, including the president,after the ceremony, as well as some senators and other guests.
How to watch President Trump’s speech Saturday
- What: President Trump delivers his first in-person address since testing positive for COVID-19
- Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
- Time: 2 p.m. ET
- Location: South Lawn, White House, Washington, D.C.
- Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above or on your mobile streaming device.
The event is coordinated with Candace Owens’ Blexit group and will be attended by conservative activists.
A source familiar with planning for the event told CBS News that 2,000 invitations had been issued. All attendees are required to bring a mask and will be instructed to wear it on the White House complex. All attendees must also complete a COVID-19 screening, consisting of a temperature check and brief questionnaire.
Fauci, director of the National i=Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,on Friday that the event at the White House two weeks ago shows how important it is to wear a mask.
“I think the — the data speaks for themselves,” Fauci said of mask-wearing. “We had a super-spreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves.”
Mr. Trumpon Monday, 10 days after he announced his COVID-19 diagnosis. He tweeted that he’ll be in Sanford, Florida, for a “very BIG RALLY” on Monday.
Fin Gomez and Nicole Sganga contributed to this report.