The conservative networkâ€™s chief White House correspondent â€• who has called out Trump on previous occasions â€• on Friday used a wartime analogy to explain how he was preparing to report on the indoor event at the 19,000-capacity BOK Center â€• which multiple public health experts have warned could supercharge the spread of the virus.
â€œItâ€™s like digging a slot trench to sleep in every night during the invasion of Iraq,â€ wrote Roberts, who embedded with U.S. troopsÂ to cover the 2003 invasion for CBS News.
â€œYou take all the necessary steps to keep yourself safe,â€ he added.
The Trump campaign has faced widespread criticism over its decision to press ahead with the rally, for which it added a waiver to its website informing attendees they could not sue if they became infected at the event.
Given Robertsâ€™ combat comparison, many Twitter users questioned why the rally was being held at all.
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