Organizer of anti-COVID lockdown rallies in PA tests positive during White House meeting

Organizer of anti-COVID lockdown rallies in PA tests positive during White House meeting
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On Wednesday, Pennsylvania state senator Doug Mastriano "abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus." This, according to a new Associated Press report, uncovers what seems to be another example of the White House and its literal unhealthy interactions with the world writ large. In fact, the White House and the Trump cabinet might be the single most dangerous public health threat in the country. Mastriano has been a big anti-Democratic governor rights presence, jumping on the "anti-lockdown" movement and frequently showing his dain bramage by refusing to wear a mask during a global pandemic.

According to AP, the PA state senator, his son and "his son's friend," were given a test before meeting with Trump in the Oval Office, but were allowed in before the results came through. The positive results came in and the three men were reportedly taken to another area of the White House somehow less infected with COVID-19 than what seems to be the rest of the White House. The meeting seems to have been whatever passes as strategic in the White House's continued efforts to successfully pull off a coup d'etat.

Mastriano sought the meeting of the Pennsylvania Senate Republican Policy Committee earlier Wednesday that drew Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, a second Trump lawyer, several witnesses and a crowd of onlookers. Only a few of them were masked.

Fellow PA Republican state Sen. Dave Argall is pleading "conflicting information" for why he will not give any statement on the matter.

Trump told Mastriano that White House medical personnel would take care of him, his son and his son's friend, who were also there for the Oval Office meeting and tested positive. The meeting continued after Mastriano and the others left, the person said.

Well, that's nice for him. It's expensive to afford that dictator healthcare. Let us review: Trump is still trying to overthrow the government; The Trump administration's test protocols and public health are as bad, if not worse, than most of us have speculated; It is unclear who was told about this contact with the virus and whether or not those people, returning the following day to whatever their Thanksgiving celebrations were, passed on this public health information.

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