WHITMAN (CBS) – Jason Flebotte put the finishing touches on his Whitman backyard Saturday, just in time to welcome friends and family for a Trump campaign rally watch party.
“We just put the outside projector on the screen, the Trump cutout and the flags,” he said.READ MORE: Thousands Of Boston Students Return To In-Person Learning This Week
The Trump supporter said he was excited to tune into the president’s first campaign rally in three months. It’s also the first since COVID-19 shut down the country.
The rally went ahead even after six Trump campaign staffers tested positive for the virus in Tulsa on Saturday.
“Sure, I mean, we’re all adults and you don’t have to go if you don’t want to go,” Flebotte said of rally-goers.
Flebotte’s wife, a nurse, tested positive for COVID-19 as well, but has survived the virus.
Noticeably absent during the rally? The President’s face mask.READ MORE: 911 Dispatcher's Paintings Of Pets Becomes Popular Small Business
Flebotte’s father-in-law is a Trump supporter as well, but said that doesn’t mean he agrees with everything the president says and does.
“If you’re going to be a leader, you have to lead by example,” said Richard Battista. “What does that mean? Put a mask on, Mr. President.”
This comes after the Supreme Court ruled against Trump on immigration and LGBTQ+ rights this week, followed by a tell-all book being released by his former national security advisor, John Bolton.
“I will read it at some point and I will make up my own mind, but does he have an ax to grind? Of course he does! He was fired! He’s a disgruntled employee,” Battista said.
One family friend said that politics aside, she just wants to hear how the president will help the country recover from COVID-19.
“I think we have to respect what he’s trying to do for our country,” said Tara Coleran.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
“The country has never been shut down before in my lifetime,” Flebotte said. “How would anybody have responded?”