The president of United States, Donald Trump, held its first public act this Saturday from the balcony of the White House before hundreds of people, after announcing the last week you had Covid-19.
Some guests had travel and accommodation paid for by the controversial Blexit group from conservative activist Candace Owens, according to emails obtained by ABC News.
According to the outlet, people were invited to attend a “large outdoor demonstration” by the group and asked to fill out a form notifying them that Blexit, a campaign urging African Americans to leave the Democratic Party, would cover travel expenses.
They were later informed that they would receive an invitation from the White House to go to an event with Trump.
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ABC said guests would first attend an event between the White House and the Washington Monument, before heading to the South Lawn for the ruler’s message.
Owens responded to the outlet: “We are not interested in participating in your obvious media angle to defame or attack the president regarding Covid-19.” He added that Saturday’s event “is about supporting law enforcement in minority communities.” It is not immediately clear how many of those who attended the event had their travel costs covered.
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Attendees at Saturday’s event were also told, “EVERYONE MUST WEAR A BLEXIT T-SHIRT (to be issued prior to the event), no exceptions.”
White House spokesman Judd Deere told ABC News that the White House “is not involved in covering any costs.”
After the event, Sean Conley, the president’s doctor, said tonight that Trump “you are no longer considered at risk of transmitting” the virus.