"TRUMP COVID SUPERSPREADER EVENT" billboard appeared in Iowa ahead President Trump's rally
“Trump COVID Superspreader Event” — this saying sports a digital billboard installed outside of the Des Moines International Airport in Iowa right ahead of President Trump’s rally that is scheduled on Wednesday.
The originator of displaying the billboard was National agricultural advocacy group Rural America 2020 and their idea was to warn the residents that the event is a peril of the coronavirus. The large arrow under the words on the billboard points toward the airport where Trump will speak with his voters.
“We should all be worried about a President who was in the hospital with COVID last week and who now wants to pack thousands of Iowans into an airport hangar,” Iowa Rural America 2020 Steering Committee member Chris Henning said in the press release.
We’re doing our part to warn Iowans that @realdonaldtrump is in town tomorrow. This billboard is directly outside the Des Moines Airport where he will hold his hangar rally. #Superspreader #SuperspreaderTrump #covidiots pic.twitter.com/KtN9SebH4T— Rural America 2020 (@RuralUSA2020) October 13, 2020
“This is the height of irresponsibility. We saw what happened in the Rose Garden,” Henning added, referring to the White House event for Judge Amy Coney Barrett where multiple top Republicans are believed to have contracted the disease.
On Sunday, Mayor of Des Moines Frank Cownie expressed his concerns about the upcoming rally saying that it could result in a spike in COVID-19 cases in the ciry/
"Absolutely I'm worried about the spread. We don't want a super-spread event here in Des Moines," Cownie told the newspaper. “We urge everyone who would attend this event to wear a mask and social distance as best they can, and to stay safe and healthy.”
You can help us keep these types of messages rolling: https://t.co/5HEGN7sjqY— Rural America 2020 (@RuralUSA2020) October 13, 2020
“We all have to do everything we can do to keep our numbers down,” he continued. “It’s proven, it’s scientific facts.”