WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Donald Trump plans to host an in-person event at the White House on Saturday, a little more than week after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.
The event comes two weeks after the Rose Garden ceremony that is now considered a “superspreader.” Officials say Trump is planning to address a crowd from a White House balcony. It is unclear how many people are invited to the event.
The event will feature “remarks to peaceful protesters for law and order” by the president.
White House Dr. Sean Conley said in a memo Thursday that, “based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting,” he “fully anticipate(d) the President’s safe return to public engagements” as soon as Saturday.
Trump’s campaign announced he is planning to hold a rally Monday in Sanford, Florida.
Meanwhile Friday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden was attempting to shore up support in Las Vegas by appearing at a Latino get-out-the-vote event. Hillary Clinton won Nevada by just 2.4 points in 2016.
“We can’t make this, we can’t do it without you all,” said Biden. “We cannot win without the community.”
Later, at a drive-in rally, he called the incumbent president “reckless.”
“The longer Donald Trump is president the more reckless he gets,” Biden said, “How can we trust him to protect this country?”
The Associated Press contributed to this report