Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a Gold Star mother at an event at the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" parade ahead of Memorial Day in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2016. / AFP / Andrew Caballero-Reynolds (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)


Members of the mainstream media implied that President Donald Trump blamed Gold Star families for catching the coronavirus, after he mentioned an event with them during an interview on Thursday.

Trump mentioned that he met with Gold Star families at an event recently and did not want to enforce social distancing with them despite the risk of COVID. But some in the media interpreted that as Trump blaming the families for catching COVID.

During the interview on Fox News Business, host Maria Bartiromo asked the president, “How is it possible that you did contract the coronavirus?”

Trump noted the September 26 White House Rose Garden ceremony to announce the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

He said, “Now, as far as the White House is concerned, somebody got in. There was a day of celebration with Notre Dame, et cetera, et cetera. Somebody got in and people got affected. Whether it was there or something else.”

Bartiromo then asked a different question about what his recovery was like. “Tell me how you felt, what you went through. It’s amazing to me that you’re back in such strong form right now. How did that happen?” she asked.

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