Donald Trump to host Christmas events at White House amid SOARING coronavirus figures

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Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s events will take place after Washington DC introduced new restrictions in order to curb the spread of coronavirus. Washington DC’s has restricted the size of gatherings to 25 people while medical experts have called on the public to keep the size of their Christmas celebrations as reduced as possible.

However, the White House sits on federal grounds, so the measure does not apply to it.

One source invited to an event told the use face coverings was not mentioned in the invitation.

And this year’s receptions will take place despite Dr Anthony Fauci’s advise that holiday celebrations be scaled back in a bid to prevent virus spread.

Speaking on Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press, the US infectious disease expert said: “We are going to have to make decisions as a nation, state, city and family that we are in a very difficult time, and we’re going to have to do the kinds of restrictions of things we would have liked to have done, particularly in this holiday season, because we’re entering into what’s really a precarious situation.”

The White House has already been connected to two super spreader events: the announcement of Judge Amy Comey Barrett as Trump’s Supreme Court nominee in September and an election night event.

Meanwhile in Phoenix, Arizona, Donald Trump supporting group Proud Boys have taken part in a “Stop The Steal” rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, with one of the members threatening an armed revolt.

The event took place outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix, where Rudy Giuliani, Mr Trump’s attorney, and Republican lawmakers were holding discussions.

During the “Stop The Steal” rally, a member of the white supremacist group told the rally to refute the result of the election.

He said: “This is the moment that we’ve got to fight back.” At the moment, we’re free.

“But the moment they start trying to take our Constitution is the moment the Second Amendment kicks in.

“It’s the moment where we’ve got to start telling them, we’re not taking it anymore.”

He added that the group were not going to “stand back and stand by” after the election result.

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He said: “We’re standing up and going after you if you come after us.”

The remarks were a reference to Mr Trump’s comments on the group when asked to chastise hate associations during the first presidential debate.

When asked by moderator Chris Wallace to condemn the Proud Boys, the President said: “Proud Boys – stand back and stand by.

“But I’ll tell you what. I’ll tell you what. Somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not a rightwing problem.”

As the crowds gathered in Phoenix, Mr Giuliani disputed Mr Biden’s electoral win in Arizona.

He told Republican officials their “political career is worth losing if you can save the right to vote in America.”

The former New York Mayor introduced a “witness” who claimed to have “personally debriefed the son of a Cuban intelligence officer who had first-hand knowledge speaking with two of Hugo Chavez’s family members” and said he had a direct links to voting machines used to change US election outcomes.

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