Ohio’s Republican Governor and Lt. Governor Booed at Trump Event for Lockdown, Pushing Muzzles (VIDEO)
"He's opening up" Trump says to try to defend DeWine
Attendants at an Ohio campaign stop for President Donald Trump booed Gov. Mike DeWine and the use of face masks on Monday.
Whoa. Trump introduces Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine — and the crowd boos him!
"He's opening up," Trump says, to try to placate the audience. pic.twitter.com/3G9AN8897b
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 21, 2020
The audience’s reactions, which were a mix of cheers and boos, came as the president talked about the state’s Republican governor while addressing his supporters in the Dayton area.
“We’re joined today by a real good friend of mine, somebody that’s been with me from the beginning and I’ve been with him since the beginning, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine,” the president announced prior to a round of boos.
“He’s opening up,” President Trump added, seemingly shocked by the crowd’s reactions.
Source: Cleveland 18 News
Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R) was heckled on Monday by supporters of President Trump, who objected to Husted mentioning wearing masks.
Husted spoke at a Trump rally outside of Dayton, and came onstage sporting a red mask with “Trump 2020” printed on the front. “I’m trying to make masks in America great again,” he said to jeers. Husted pulled out another mask that said “MAGA,” which did nothing to get the crowd on his side — instead, the boos continued and one person shouted at him, “Get off the stage!”
Lt. Governor Jon Husted (R-OH) tries to promote pro-Trump masks at today's rally … and is met with a huge chorus of boos. pic.twitter.com/1rR1bAwF89
— The Recount (@therecount) September 21, 2020
“Hang on, I get it,” Husted responded. “You don’t like it. But when you go in a grocery store where you have to wear one … just listen up! All right, I get it. But if somebody tells you to take it off, you can at least say you’re trying to save the country by wearing one of President Donald Trump’s masks.”
The campaign has thrown @LtGovHusted into the awkward role of promoting masks. Shouts of “Tyrant!” “Not gonna work!” & plenty of booing.
DeWine/Husted have pushed masks for months.
Husted: “you’ve made your point,” “hang on, I get it” and trying to pivot to pro-Trump rhetoric. pic.twitter.com/FVKKSnsHYP
— Geoff Redick (@GeoffWSYX6) September 21, 2020
It wasn’t just the idea of wearing masks to protect others that got the crowd riled up — when Husted mentioned Gov. Mike DeWine (R), who made masks mandatory in most indoor areas, that opened him up to another round of boos. DeWine and Husted are co-chairs of Trump’s campaign in Ohio, and when Trump later mentioned the governor during his speech, some jeering could be heard. Trump called DeWine “a real good friend of mine,” and promised the audience, “He’s opening up.”
Source: The Week