President Trump is expected to hold an event at the White House tomorrow, a White House official confirmed to CNN.
The event is planned for the South Lawn. And Trump is expected to address the attendees from the balcony, the official said.
Hundreds of guests were invited to the event — which will be the first in-person event since Trump tested positive for coronavirus, an official tells CNN.
A source with knowledge of the group’s planning says, “All attendees must bring a mask with them and will be instructed to wear it on the White House Complex. All attendees must submit to a Covid-19 screening tomorrow morning. This will consist of a temperature check and a brief questionnaire. The health and safety of all attendees is our priority and following CDC guidelines is strongly encouraged."
And while Trump won't be close to the attendees, the choice by the White House is striking given the last large event they hosted in the Rose Garden to announce the selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be his nominee for the Supreme Court has been linked to multiple Covid 19 infections.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday called the Barrett event a superspreader in an interview with CBS, saying "We had a superspreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and went without wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves."