Trump cites 'political activity' carve-out for lack of social distancing at club

President Trump on Friday said supporters at his New Jersey club didn’t have to observe social distancing rules because his press conference qualified for a political-activity exemption.

“It’s also a peaceful protest,” he said at the country club setting. “You have an exclusion in the law, which says peaceful protest or political activity.”

Reporters in the room at Bedminster posted photos of many people in...