Pritzker on CNN SotU 10/18

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says President Donald Trump and his allies in Illinois are partly to blame for the surge in coronavirus cases in the state.

Pritzker spoke Sunday on CNN's “State of the Union," the same day health officials announced 4,245 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 deaths.

Pritzker says that Trump is “modeling bad behavior” by not often wearing a mask in public and hosting rallies where it's not encouraged.

The first-term Democrat says Trump's local allies are encouraging people not to follow COVID-19 restrictions. Illinois set a new record-high for cases on Friday.

Trump appeared Saturday at a rally in Wisconsin, blasting Illinois’ COVID-19 restrictions, saying schools should fully reopen. “Illinois could use a new governor,” Trump told supporters. “That guy doesn’t know what’s happened.”