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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker criticized President Donald Trump’s “allies” in the state for encouraging people to disobey the rules in place in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with CNN’s “State of The Union,” on Sunday Pritzker said coronavirus cases for Illinois is going in the “wrong direction,” referring to the recent surge in new cases. On Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health recorded 4,015 new coronavirus cases, the highest one-day increase case total for the state.
“That’s because people are not following the mitigations, because the modeling is so bad at the leadership level, the federal level,” Pritzker told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “We are trying to get the word out, we are trying to continue to convince people to do the right thing but it’s the president’s allies in our state, all across the state, who are simply saying to people ‘don’t pay any attention to the mitigations,’ ‘don’t follow the rules.'”
Pritzker said Trump is “modeling bad behavior,” sending a misleading message to supporters that “well the president doesn’t wear a mask, we don’t need to wear a mask, it’s not that dangerous.”
“He doesn’t wear a mask in public, he has rallies where …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics