PEORIA, Ariz. — It’s a familiar sight at President Donald Trump’s rallies: few face masks, a limited attempt at social distancing — and no regard for health guidelines.
As the coronavirus rages through the White House, sending Trump to the hospital last week and infecting nearly 30 people directly connected to him, the Trump re-election campaign shows no signs of acknowledging the reality of the deadly virus.
At a campaign rally in a Phoenix suburb Thursday afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence spoke to a crowd of a few hundred mostly maskless supporters in an outdoor lot at TYR Tactical, a company that manufactures body armor equipment for police SWAT teams.
Supporters crowded together as they made their way through a gated entrance and packed into tight lines as they went through security. While folding chairs appeared to have been set up with some attempt to follow social distancing, those efforts