New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said he would not call for a mask order surrounding President Trump’s rally in the state on Saturday.
“We've treated all gatherings in the state, from the time the pandemic began to today, the same, whether they were the Black Lives Matter protests, whether there were protests on the Statehouse lawn, whether it's a political rally, whatever it is, everyone's always treated the same,” Sununu told reporters at a news conference Tuesday, “so to have a mask order for one and not the other isn't fair, doesn't make sense.”
In an email announcing Saturday’s rally, the Trump campaign wrote, “There will be ample access to hand sanitizer and all attendees will be provided a face mask that they are strongly encouraged to wear,” but has not indicated they will mandate wearing masks.
“We've heard from the Trump campaign that they'll be wearing masks themselves,” Sununu said. “Which we're very happy to see."
"You know, I expect I'll be there to greet the President when he arrives, as I always have, and I'll be wearing my mask," he added.
Asked if he’d attend the rally, Sununu dodged, saying, “My plan right now is to be there to greet the President. I don't know if I'll be in the large gathering of the rally, I tend to avoid those types of situations as much as I can.”