In perhaps one of the most shocking and careless moments seen since the outbreak of Covid-19, a speaker at a pro-Trump event in Freedom Plaza in Washington DC openly encouraged people to defy safety guidelines and spread conspiracy theories.
A man, later identified as podcast host Clay Clark by the Huffington Post, started his speech by claiming, without evidence, that the “Covid-19 PCR tests are fake” before bragging about not wearing a mask in Whole Foods adding that "Jesus is king".
"Who here is up to the task of not wearing a mask? ... Jesus is king and it's time to let freedom ring" https://t.co/mBzCpFN7ug
He wasn’t done there. His relatively short speech got worse when he actually told those in the crowd watching to turn to the person next to them, even if they didn’t know them and give them a hug. Clark then started yelling “it’s a mass spreader event!”
"I'm going to give everyone three action steps ... turn to the person next to you and give them a hug. Someone you… https://t.co/BGEojzddZ4