MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling out President Donald Trump ahead of his planned late-night MAGA rally in Opa-locka.
“President Trump will hold another one of his potential super-spreader rallies in Florida tonight, putting his supporters and Floridians they come into contact with in danger,” read his statement sent exclusively to CBSMiami.com. “This rally isn’t for Floridians; it’s to fuel his own ego, with no regard for the issues working Floridians face every day.”READ MORE: Former US Navy Commander, Rep. Paul Renner To Take Reins As Florida House Speaker
Past MAGA events have seen largely maskless crowds packed shoulder-to-shoulder, which is concerning in a state that’s seen nearly 17,000 COVID-related deaths.
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According to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s office, “County safety personnel will hand out flyers listing COVID-19 public health safety rules to attendees requiring facial coverings and physical distancing. The RNC campaign also confirmed it will have staff distribute masks and hand sanitizer to those attending.”READ MORE: Citizens Insurance Could Top 1 Million Policies
The president’s rally comes a day after Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris held a drive-thru event at FIU.
She noted her campaign’s focus on listening to the experts to respond to the coronavirus crisis.
“Science does know and that is why a leading science magazine has endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States,” she said.MORE NEWS: Florida Firefighter Hit By Truck While Responding To A Crash
She added, “There’s so much at stake, and Florida has been so hard hit. I think that we’re dealing right now with four crises that all happen at the same time. We’re dealing with this coronaviruses pandemic, which at this point has killed over 225,000.”