Tulsa To Trump: Cancel Your Rally
June 15, 2020
Tulsa is begging Trump not to hold his rally there this weekend as health experts warn about how extraordinarily dangerous it would be.
In Tulsa, the largest newspaper and top health official say they wish Trump wouldn’t hold his rally this weekend.
Tulsa World Editorial: “This is the wrong time and Tulsa is the wrong place for the Trump rally”
Tulsa City-County Health Department Director: “I’m concerned about our ability to protect anyone who attends a large, indoor event, and I’m also concerned about our ability to ensure the president stays safe as well. … I wish we could postpone this to a time when the virus isn’t as large a concern as it is today.”
Health officials warn that Trump’s rally is “extraordinarily dangerous” and could be the “perfect storm” for coronavirus to spread.
New York Times: “Trump Rally Is the ‘Perfect Storm Setup,’ for Viral Spread, Disease Expert Says”
NBC News: “’Extraordinarily dangerous’: Trump rally draws grave concerns from top health officials”
Associated Press: “Trump rally called ‘dangerous move’ in age of coronavirus”
The Trump campaign has shown little concern for safety at his rally and won’t even say if it will enforce CDC guidelines.
NBC News: “Trump campaign declines to say if it will enforce CDC coronavirus guidelines at Tulsa rally”
Washington Post: “And the Trump campaign has showed little concern for safety at Trump’s planned campaign rally Saturday in Oklahoma and at the Republican National Convention in August, which it moved to Jacksonville, Fla., to allow for a robust crowd. When registering for tickets in Tulsa this weekend, rally attendees were required to agree they will not hold the Trump campaign liable if they get sick at the BOK Center.”