ABC News reports:
Some guests for Saturday’s White House event on the South Lawn, which was President Donald Trump’s first since testing positive for the coronavirus, had their travel and lodging paid for by controversial conservative activist Candace Owens’ group BLEXIT, according to emails obtained by ABC News.
Supporters, who were also scheduled to attend a separate BLEXIT event earlier in the day, were invited to attend a “HUGE outdoor rally” by the group and asked to fill out a form that notified them that BLEXIT, a campaign urging Black Americans to leave the Democratic Party, will be covering travel costs.
Wearing a face mask will not be required. Attendees will have to submit to a COVID-19 screening the morning of the event, which will consist of a temperature check and a brief questionnaire. When reached for comment, Owens told ABC News, “We are not interested in participating in your obvious media angle here to slander/attack the President regarding Covid-19.”
From the “You don’t say!” File 👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾 Candace Owens’ BLEXIT group pays for some attendees’ travel to Trump’s White House event – ABC News https://t.co/9nOxagmyg7
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) October 10, 2020
they’re all in blue cuz Candace Owens paid for their travel & required they wear BLEXIT shirts.
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) October 10, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Some of the Attendees at Trump’s White House Event Had Their Travel and Lodging Paid for to Convince Them to Attend; Failing Trump Presidential Campaign Is Now Hosting One of the Saddest and Most Bizarre Political Stageshows of the Century https://t.co/Y7SMEBR77K
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) October 10, 2020
Not surprised that MAGA Lunatic grifter Candace Owens paid for people to travel and attend the hate rally on the South Lawn, an event that is also is a Hatch Act violation as well as a super spreader. She should be arrested.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 10, 2020