(La Porte, IN) - Former La Porte mayor Leigh Morris says he wishes the president and first lady well in their recoveries from COVID-19. Morris, though, is critical of the president for not setting a good example by seemingly taking the virus too lightly.
It’s believed President Trump and other political figures contracted the virus recently at a gathering for U.S Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Trump and many others in attendance were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing in a video of the event. “I’m really concerned about the example that he sets,” said Morris, a former chairman of the La Porte County Republican Party.
Morris was also critical of Trump for leaving the hospital momentarily yesterday to greet his supporters across the street. “You have to yield sometimes to people who know more than you do about what’s good for you and physicians in this case are the ones who need to be in control of helping him come back to good health again,” said Morris.
Morris is also a former president and chief executive officer at La Porte Hospital.