'It's a fake pandemic:' Michigan Trump supporters tell why they reject masks

September 11, 2020, 11:32 AM

It's always fun to hear why people don't take the simple step of wearing masks to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Now, you can hear it from Trump supporters who might unfortunately be your neighbors.

CNN asked three older white men at the president's campaign rally in mid-Michigan yesterday. Their excuses:

  • "I have one with me. It's my prerogative ... I have a hard time understanding people when they talk, so that's why I don't wear it." The man then conceded he was able to hear the interviewer's questions, who was in a mask.

  • "Because there's no Covid. It's a fake pandemic created to destroy the United States of America." But, sir, the president has acknowledged there's a coronavirus and that it is deadly. "That's his opinion. the truth is is that the CDC said that only less than 10,000 people died from Covid, the other 190,000 had ... other mortalities." (This is an oft-repeated falsehood in right-wing circles. The CDC actually found underlying conditions in 94 percent of people who died of Covid.)

  • "I'm not afraid. The good Lord takes care of me. If I die, I die. We gotta get this country moving."

In a sad twist of irony, the township they were speaking from is called "Freeland."

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