WATCH: Crowd at Bedminster erupts after Trump praises them for refusing to social distance

The president's official news conferences at his golf club are White House events paid for by taxpayers

Published August 8, 2020 1:22PM (EDT)

 (Getty/Saul Loeb)
(Getty/Saul Loeb)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


Donald Trump received loud applause from the members at his private club who had gathered as an audience for his presidential address.

Trump was asked why the audience at Bedminster Golf Club was not social distancing, with many seen without masks.

The leader of the free world replied that the event — officially announced by the White House — was a political rally and a peaceful protest.

The audience cheered his comments, as he complained about fake news.

By Bob Brigham

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