Two More Staffers Working on Trump's Tulsa Rally Test Positive for Coronavirus

Wednesday, 24 Jun, 2020

With wildly different attendance numbers being reported by the Tulsa Fire Department - 6,200 - and the Trump campaign - 12,000 - for Saturday's rally, Mayor G.T. Bynum said Monday that the true number is likely somewhere in the middle.

As heard in the audio used in Cooper's video, the Trump campaign expected hundreds of thousands of supporters to show up for the rally at BOK Center in Tulsa, originally scheduled for Juneteenth but changed to June 20th after Trump's campaign was accused of selecting the date as a racist dog whistle.

"We've done a good job and now we're bringing the country back", Trump said.

The Butler family camped outside the arena on Friday morning.

The event in Tulsa, Oklahoma was marred by empty seats, coronavirus infections within the campaign and a rambling speech by Trump that was criticised for having nothing of substance to say on the pandemic or racial tensions gripping America.

Trump has shown a love of big crowds, frequently boasting about the size of his rallies compared with those of Joe Biden, his Democratic rival for November's presidential election.

Two More Staffers Working on Trump's Tulsa Rally Test Positive for Coronavirus
Two More Staffers Working on Trump's Tulsa Rally Test Positive for Coronavirus

"I was relieved to learn that Oklahomans care more about their health than a rally for someone they were going to vote for anyway", Andrews said Monday. He's the worst, single-handedly responsible for the deaths of over 120,000 Americans because of his lack of response to COVID-19, and now, to watch him just dejectedly walk in front of reporters and cameras after a failed rally just gives me a sick sense of glee.

Protesters also declared a Black House Autonomous Zone across the street from the White House in front of St. John's Church, taking over Black Lives Matter Plaza.

In the interview with CBN News, Trump was asked directly if he told his administration to slow down testing, as he said at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday night.

New York Times Magazine journalist C.J. Chivers also asserted that Trump had been "fooled", revealing that two of his children registered for a pair of tickets each.

In most of the polls in the battleground states, Trump trails behind Joe Biden.