The chief of staff of the White House, Mark Meadows reportedly threw a large wedding of his daughter in May, amid the bans on big gatherings of ten people. It comes as the news about the coronavirus spreading in the White House is making headlines just days ahead of the much-awaited American presidential elections.
On May 31, the wedding took place in Atlanta, Georgia in which nearly seventy guests attended the event, a local media agency confirmed the story. Moreover, the photos and videos from the wedding suggest that a huge number of people were socializing closely, and no one was wearing facemasks or paying heed to the CDC’s guidelines.
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Meanwhile, the organizer of the event said that they had complied with the guidelines. Myrna Antar, the company that helped organize the event, added that they had met Georgia’s local social distancing orders, allowing not more than ten people in 300 square feet.
Antar further added that “And while we do not comment on client’s events, we can confirm that the entire 16,000 sq ft of the space was reserved for this small wedding – greatly exceeding the per-person square footage allowed by the order.”
Furthermore, the photographer who covered the event, Mike Moon – from Ember Studio – said that the staff working at the event were wearing facemasks and maintaining a distance, while the guests were not paying any heed to the social distancing restrictions, The New York Times reported.
Though Mark Meadows is yet to comment on this, it comes as the US passed a grim milestone of 7.5 million confirmed coronavirus infections with more than 213,000 fatalities. So far, in terms of total infections, the US remains the worst-infected country followed by India and Brazil.
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