Trump Campaign to Fly ‘Keep America Great’ Banners Over Beaches on Memorial Day As States Struggle With Overcrowded Shores


President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection marketing campaign will fly “Keep American Great” banners over a minimum of eight reopened seashores throughout peak hours on Memorial Day weekend as some states wrestle with containing overcrowded coastal areas amid the pandemic.

The Trump marketing campaign plans to make use of aerial promoting to achieve beachgoers all through this weekend, beginning on Saturday, in line with a press launch. These areas embody Galveston in Texas, Pensacola and Daytona Beach in Florida, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, Virginia Beach in Virginia, in addition to New Jersey South and New Jersey North.

“President Trump is boldly leading our country to a better and brighter future,” stated Tim Murtaugh, Trump 2020 Communications Director. “This Memorial Day, Team Trump is reminding Americans that President Trump will never stop working to ‘Keep America Great’ on their behalf.”

Trump Campaign to Fly 'Keep America Great' Banners Over Beaches on Memorial Day As States Struggle With Overcrowded Shores
George Early of California holds an indication supporting U.S. President Donald Trump as folks collect for a protest caravan alongside the Las Vegas Strip hosted by conservative radio discuss present host Wayne Allyn Root to demand the reopening of the Nevada economic system, hit laborious by coronavirus-related closures, on April 24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty

Deborah Birx, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, instructed reporters earlier this week that Americans are allowed to go to seashores on Memorial Day weekend, however warned people to observe the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) social distancing tips.

“You can go out. You can be outside. You can play golf. You can play tennis with marked balls,” Birx stated. “You can go to the beaches if you stay six feet apart. But remember that that is your space, and that’s a space that you need to protect and ensure that you’re social distanced for others.”

While many seashores in elements of the nation will probably be open for the lengthy weekend, guidelines nonetheless range from state to state. For instance, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has requested beachgoers to observe well being and security tips, together with social distancing and sporting a face protecting, throughout all outings.

Americans excited for his or her first huge break from months-long shutdowns crowded seashores and different leisure areas throughout the nation on Saturday, forcing some closures as officers wrestle to make sure security from the coronavirus outbreak.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal shared photographs on Saturday of crowds of individuals on seashores, some gave the impression to be ignoring social distancing tips. “Without a doubt, this is one of the busiest weekends I’ve seen in many years,” Volusia County Beach Safety Deputy Chief Andrew Ethridge instructed the paper. “We have 47 miles of beach in Volusia County and every bit of it has crowds.”

Galveston public security officers count on roughly between 250,000 and 500,000 guests this Memorial Day weekend. Authorities have been making ready lifeguards to encourage social distancing, however Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter David instructed local news that his workforce doesn’t “have the ability to make that our top priority” and hopes to extend workers within the coming weeks to take care of the overcrowded shores.

Newsweek reached out to the Trump marketing campaign for additional remark. This story will probably be up to date with any response.

The Trump marketing campaign banners will fly throughout the next occasions:

Galveston, TX: Sunday 11am – 2pm / Monday 11am – 2pm
Pensacola, FL: Saturday 10:30am – 2:00pm Window / Sunday 10:30am – 2pm Window
Daytona Beach, FL: Saturday 12:30pm – 3:30pm / Monday 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Hilton Head, SC: Sunday 2pm – 5pm / Monday 11am – 2pm
Myrtle Beach, SC: Saturday 12:30pm – 3:30pm / Monday 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Virginia Beach, VA: Saturday 11am – 2pm / Sunday 11am – 2pm
New Jersey South: Saturday 11am – 2pm / Sunday 12pm – 3pm
New Jersey North: Sunday 1:30pm – 4:30pm / Monday 1:30pm – 4:30pm