Trump is preparing for the first campaign rally in the midst of concerns about coronavirus violence




President Trump will visit Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, despite objections from local authorities about the spread of coronaviruses, and fears there may be violence with protesters. Drove to the event.


The rally is the first since the coronavirus pandemic closed in March, and is expected to fill the 19,000-capacity BOK center.

Trump supporters have lined up for days to secure their seats at the event, and the Trump campaign received more than 1 million ticket requests on Monday.

Trump is also planning a public event, with officials expecting about 100,000 people to gather in the city.

This comes at a time when the Trump campaign is welcoming the bullet in its hands. U.S with coronavirus outbreak. Given the recent rebellion and protests over the recession and the death of George Floyd, Trump's voting numbers have been successful and many Democratic opponents have given Joe Biden a two-way lead over Trump.

But the rally raised concerns that it could be a "super spreader" event for coronavirus taking place in the indoor arena. The Trump campaign has said it wants to distribute and mask temperature checks, hand sanitizers, but this week a lawsuit mandated masks and forced attendees to put six feet on each other. Tried. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Trump officials have accused critics in the media and elsewhere of double standards, saying that many of those critics have been silent on recent protests in response to George Floyd's death.

White House press secretary Kylie McNee told reporters at the White House on Friday, "We appreciate the great concern of our rally. You should also express the same concern to the protesters.

Some reporters noted that Saturday's rally was at home and that the virus was usually more likely to spread inside the home than outside the home.

"They feel that our position, or the reason for it, is not to make media decisions about our guidelines on social difference based on political ideology," he said.


Saturday's rally was originally scheduled for Friday. This day is also known as the Zuneethian, a holiday that ends slavery in the United States. Trump announced last week that he would move it another day.

The Rev. Fr. Al Sharpton, too, challenged Trump on comments citing fears of violent protests. "Any performer, anarchist, agitator, marauder or lower class, going to Oklahoma, please understand, you will not be treated like you did in New York, Seattle or Minneapolis," Trump warned.

"It's less likely to shoot unarmed people, Mr. President," Sharpton said. "You can't talk about us. We fought for the country when it wasn't for us."


Mayor GST Barnum has declared a civil emergency and a curfew near the arena, with protesters from outside the state rallying and violently protesting.

Buenum announced that it would establish a "federal exemption zone" in view of "national security" near the rally. He cites the "population of over 100,000" and the opposition and the recent "civil unrest".

He warned that he had information that organized cities known for violence were traveling "for unrest purposes in and around the rally."

However, on Friday evening, Trump announced that the curfew had been lifted, and soon the mayor confirmed the news.

“Last night, after consulting the United States Secret Service, I imposed a curfew at the request of Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin based on the intelligence he received,” Tulsa World said in a news release. I was told there was no need for a curfew now, so I'm saving it. "

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