Murphy: Trump put lives at risk by holding NJ fundraiser

The fundraiser in Bedminster on Oct. 1 is now under investigation by New Jersey’s attorney general

State health leaders are racing against the clock, reaching out to guests who may have been exposed to the coronavirus at President Donald Trump’s Bedminster fundraiser last Thursday. State and county health departments are working to contact trace more than 200 people who gathered for two separate events at the golf club. The president held the gatherings despite knowing he had been exposed to COVID-19 by an aide.

Trump tested positive Friday morning and was flown to Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment over the weekend. The president tweeted he will be released Monday night, but the list of those within his orbit who have become infected — including former Gov. Chris Christie — is growing. The Murphy administration, while sending well wishes, called the president’s actions reckless. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.

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