Gov. Murphy: No COVID-19 outbreak stemming from Trump fundraiser
Gov. Phil Murphy says officials aren’t aware of any COVID-19 cases stemming from the campaign fundraiser that President Donald Trump held almost two weeks ago at his Bedminster golf club.
More than 200 donors and staff were at the Oct. 1 event.
The governor said Tuesday state and county officials have been working to contact all attendees but have not heard of any cases that trace back to the event. He is still expressing disappointment in the president's decision to come to the state considering the circumstances.
"You know, knowingly traveling to New Jersey, when there was known exposure to folks who were COVID positive is not part of that rule book that I just went through a minute ago,” says Gov. Murphy. “You got to take yourself off the field. And that was extremely disappointing."
The White House said last week that the president did not have any contact with anyone that would be considered close, based on CDC guidelines.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.