As Americans across the country cancel Christmas celebrations and rethink holiday plans, hundreds of young conservatives, many without masks, crammed into President Donald Trump‘s South Florida resort to attend Turning Point USA’s Winter Gala.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 300,000 Americans, the popular, pro-Trump group favored by conservative college students held the sold-out event at the Mar-A-Lago during its third annual Student Action Summit.
Photos from the event show hundreds of attendees violating Palm Beach County’s COVID-19 rules as they posed for photos with notable GOP figures like White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Representative Matt Goetz, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, former Trump 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and Trump ally Roger Stone, who was granted clemency by the president earlier this year.
The county’s current emergency order requires facial coverings “inside all businesses and establishments” and the following of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing guidelines, which calls for a distance of at least six feet between people.
Although the youth organization failed to implement these coronavirus safety measures, it did allegedly cap the number of attendees allowed into th