When the White House was asked for an answer, Bottoms’ allegations were not directly addressed, saying that Trump followed the CDC’s instructions instead.
“The President takes the health and safety of everyone traveling to support himself and all White House operations very seriously,”
“White House Operations is working with the President’s Doctor and the White House military office to prepare and conduct trips to ensure that the plans include current CDC guidelines and best practices to reduce COVID-19 exposure so far limit as possible. “
An administrative official added that the president and everyone around him was being tested and that he had never left the airport.
Trump wore a mask during a visit to the Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday, the first time he wore a mask in public after his employees asked for weeks.
Bottoms, one of the best prospects of being the alleged Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running companion, said during the Blitzer interview that she wasn’t shocked by Trump’s decision not to wear a mask.
“Since President Trump wasn’t wearing a mask, he broke the law in Atlanta, but I’m somehow not surprised that he violated our rules and regulations in the city,” she said.
“But it was encouraging to see that others had some consideration for what we were doing and trying to do in Atlanta, and that is supposed to slow down the spread of Covid-19.”
Bottoms believes that since the airport is owned and operated by the city, it is within their jurisdiction and failure to wear a mask can be punished with a quote, a fine, and even up to six months in prison.
A regulation signed by Kemp on Wednesday contained the language that local governments are prohibited from implementing rules that require people to wear masks and face coverings in public places.
When asked if she would give Trump a quote, Bottoms said, “Just a quote that sends him back to Washington, DC.”