You have to know it would not be long until former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got herself involved in 2020 presidential campaign.
The former first lady and New York senator railed against President Donald Trump for holding a rally in which participants have to sign a waiver that says that they know that there is the potential to contract coronavirus if they attend the event.
“If your rallies come with a liability waiver, you shouldn’t be holding them,” the former 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said in a tweet.
The tweet was in response to a tweet from NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell who showed a screenshot of the waiver and said “The president’s just announced campaign rally for Oklahoma includes a liability waiver in the registration for rally attendees on the risks they voluntarily assume regarding coronavirus.”
The registration for the event and the waiver says that participants cannot hold the president or his campaign liable if they contract the disease.
“By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury,” it said.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday that the staff will do everything they can to make certain that the attendees are safe.
“President Trump is planning to restart campaign rallies within the next few weeks. What sort of precautions is he going to be taking at his rallies for the safety of the rally-goers?” the reporter said.
“So we have no rallies announced just yet. You’re right about the two-week timeline that was put forward. But we will ensure that everyone who goes is safe. But no specific announcements on that front. And I would direct you to the campaign for more information on that,” she said.
The campaign had already caused controversy by picking Tulsa and June 19 as the site and date for the rally, which is the Juneteenth celebration which celebrates the end of slavery, NBC News reported.
Tulsa was the site of the 1921 Greenwood Massacre, in which about 300 Black people were killed by a white mob that also burned the neighborhood known as “Black Wall Street.”
June 19 is also known as Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
“The African-American community is very near and dear to his heart,” McEnany said Thursday of Trump. “At these rallies he often shares the great work he has done for minority communities.”
“He’s working on rectifying injustices,” McEnany added.
“So, it’s a meaningful day to him, and it’s a day where he wants to share some of the progress that’s been made as we look forward and more that needs to be done.”
But California Sen. Kamala Harris, one of the top contenders to be the vice presidential candidate with former Vice President Joe Biden said “This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists—he’s throwing them a welcome home party.”
Playing the race card as only the Democrats can do.