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***Live Updates*** Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma: ‘Great American Comeback’ Rallies Begin

***Live Updates*** Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma: ‘Great American Comeback’ Rallies Begin
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President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday evening.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.

10:59 PM: On CNN, Biden co-chair Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) said he hopes Trump holds a rally every day because it’s “just a guy having a temper tantrum.” Trump campaign says Biden can only dream of the online audience Trump is able to attract for his events.

The Trump campaign is out with a post-rally statement, touting their digital reach. “These numbers represent unmatched enthusiasm behind the President’s re-election and a massive audience that Joe Biden can only dream of,” @TimMurtaugh writes. pic.twitter.com/j5PMqeso5U

— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) June 21, 2020

10:40 PM:

so the group had been walking sorta in a rectangular (i suppose) path on streets in downtown Tulsa. here’s a look at the law enforcement presence that has been at the 4th and Boulder area. pic.twitter.com/R3Kv9dSzbp

— sam (@samanthavicent) June 21, 2020

10:35 PM:

pic.twitter.com/mxToRoHWNn

— Tom Petty (@tompetty) June 21, 2020

10:30 PM: Half-empty or half-full?

After a rant about how he can *definitely* drink a glass of water normally, Pres. Trump demonstrated by taking a sip and flinging a half-full cup across the stage. Supporters at his rally in Tulsa, OK erupted into cheers. pic.twitter.com/XzCMstsfoc

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 21, 2020

10:20 PM:

“Two members of the Secret Service in Tulsa also tested positive for the virus, according to people familiar with the matter.” ⁦@shearm⁩ ⁦@maggieNYT⁩ ⁦@AsteadWesley⁩ spelling out some political and health costs of this stunted rally https://t.co/P9xcqOCqEh

— Katie Rogers (@katierogers) June 21, 2020

10:02 PM: Biden supporters: “This about sums it up.”

This about sums it up. pic.twitter.com/ik0jqRNH0O

— Biden War Room (Text UNITED to 30330) (@BidenWarRoom) June 21, 2020

One thing Trump did NOT do tonight: He did NOT brag about his crowd size.

He ALWAYS talks about the “thousands” outside who couldn’t get in.

But not tonight. He knew how deserted it was outside and even he didn’t dare lie about it.

— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) June 21, 2020

Trump speech to rally runs about 1 hr 40 mins. Ended speech with familiar MAGA refrain. pic.twitter.com/4qDC7nKhK3

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 21, 2020

9:56 PM: Rally concludes.

Things are escalating between the protesters and authorities. #TulsaTrumpRally pic.twitter.com/x85T5by1K9

— Supriya Sridhar (@Supriyasridhar_) June 21, 2020

After a standoff between BLM advocates and Trump supporters, protesters are still gathered downtown. #TulsaTrumpRally pic.twitter.com/FK2L9E9sF8

— Supriya Sridhar (@Supriyasridhar_) June 21, 2020

President Trump’s police motorcade during his rally in the BOK Center.

More: https://t.co/guTx8xwxEe pic.twitter.com/ubdEeU1SFH

— Tulsa’s Channel 8 (@KTULNews) June 21, 2020

9:48 PM: Trump says he loves when Democrats want “open borders” because anyone there is something wrong with anyone who supports people from “rough areas” coming in through open borders. He wants an immigration system that puts American workers first. Trump says “it’s damn nice to have arms” when you see “lunatics” protesting in the streets.

9:47 PM: Trump says the economy was booming until “China sent us the plague” as he goes into his standard closing remarks.

9:43 PM: Trump talks about all the good he has done for Black employment. He talks about working closely with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), “a friend of theirs,” on opportunity zones.

Trump says he’s directed the Interior Secretary “to put the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park here in Tulsa on the African American Civil Rights Network.”

— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) June 21, 2020

9:39 PM: Trump predicts the economy is going to up and up and up in the next three months and people are going to realize Trump is doing a good job. He says voters will realize things will go south if Democrats control the country. He says next year will be the single greatest economic year we’ve ever had.

9:26 PM: Trump says he didn’t lose the “DACA case” because he is just going to refile. Trump says everything is going to work out for the young people, many of whom are not even young anymore. He now says AOC wants Oklahoma to be petroleum-free and the country will have “no energy, nothing.” He says Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota and many others will be out of business when AOC is in charge of Biden’s energy policy. He says he has done more for the Black community in four years than Joe Biden has done in 47 years. He says “racial justice begins with Joe Biden’s retirement from public life.”

He’s not talking about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and says she would like to make the government of the United States like Somalia. No government. No police. No nothing. Just anarchy. “No thank you,” Trump says, predicting a big victory in Minnesota.

Trump says Biden is a “Trojan Horse” for socialism. He says Obama took him off of the trash heap and now mocks Biden for plagiarism and being a “shameless hypocrite.” He says Biden gave eulogies for segregationists and is now smearing Trump supporters he has never met as “racists.” He says American should not take lessons on race from “Sleepy Joe” Biden. He says Biden shipped millions of jobs of Black Americans overseas while hollowing out the middle class, including the Black middle class, with immigration. Trump says the “cages” at the border were built by Obama and Biden.

“Joe Biden is a shameless hypocrite,” says President Trump in Tulsa.

“He has delivered fawning eulogies… of 3 leading supporters of segregation, including a former member of the KKK, and yet Biden is now smearing as racist tens of millions of… Americans who he’s never met” pic.twitter.com/mG1ajr2bz4

— Trump War Room (#TulsaTrumpRally) (@TrumpWarRoom) June 21, 2020

9:16 PM: Trump says Joe Biden “will always let you down” before saying Biden opposed killing Soleimani and the raid that killed bin Laden. Trump says Biden has always been on the wrong side of history and has never made a correct foreign policy decision. Trump says Iran and China want Biden to win badly because they will “own” America. Trump now on to Hunter Biden and Ukraine. He says the emboldened left will launch a “full-scale assault” on American life if Biden becomes president. He says they will indoctrinate your children with hateful and vicious lies about the country, take away guns, and subsidize after-birth abortions.

“Virtually every policy that has hurt Black Americans for half a century, Joe Biden has supported or enacted,” President Trump tells the massive crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma.#TulsaTrumpRally pic.twitter.com/ydCJnYqfJL

— Trump War Room (#TulsaTrumpRally) (@TrumpWarRoom) June 21, 2020

9:12 PM: Trump says rioters and looters will have more rights in “Joe Biden’s America” than “law-abiding citizens.” He’s speaking about MS-13 and the chaos in liberal cities. He says the chaos is coming to every city if he loses the White House. He says Joe Biden’s record can be summed up with four decades of betrayal and calamity. He says Biden supported every “globalist attack on America” and wanted to make every country rich except for America.

9:08 PM: Trump says 2020 is about whether you want to “bow before the left-wing mob or stand tall and proud as Americans.”

Trump says he will never kneel before the National Anthem. He says he thought the battle was on. Trump says it took the NFL a lot of time to “win you back.” Trump says Democrats want to punish thoughts but not violent crimes.

8:56 PM: Trump now talking about another NASDAQ record. And 401Ks. Trump says if the country doesn’t do anything stupid in November, the country will have the “greatest economic year” ever next year. He says if Democrats gain power, then the rioters will be in charge and “no one will be safe” and nobody will have control.

He says Biden is just a “helpless puppet” of the radical left.

Trump says Biden has never been “radical left” (he also doesn’t think Biden is on the “radical left”) but the radical left just controls him.

Trump says the left will do whatever it takes to stop his campaign. Trump claims a bunch of “maniacs” tried to disrupt the rally.

Trump, in Tulsa, says his supporters are not as violent but it won’t be pretty for the other side if something ever happened.

!! Trump says if his supporters ever got violent, “it would be a terrible, terrible day for the other side”

— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) June 21, 2020

8:51 PM: Trump now back to left-wing radicals tearing down Thomas Jefferson statues and beheading Columbus statues except for when Italians (“I love Italians) surrounded statues and saved them. He rips left-wing radicals for tearing down a George Washington statue and wrapping it in a burning American flag. Trump wants anyone who burns the flag to go to jail for one year.

“We ought to come up with legislation that if you burn the American flag you go to jail for one year … if somebody wants to burn the American flag and stomp on it, but just burn it, they go to jail for one year” — Trump pic.twitter.com/sbETQDwUkp

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 21, 2020

Trump also wants Washington Gov. Inslee to ask him to help Seattle get rid of CHAZ/CHOP. Trump now says Biden doesn’t control the “radical maniacs.” He says when he isn’t confusing his wife with his sister he is saying, “get me out of here.”

8:47 PM: Trump now talking about how he wanted to just wet his lips with water at West Point because he was “working hard.” He says he didn’t want to get water on the tie. He is now drinking water with one hand. He says the media gave him another disease after West Point. Crowd is chanting “Trump! Trump!” after he sipped water.

8:42 PM: Trump babbling about walking down the West Point ramp. He apparently has never heard of Barbara Streisand.

Here’s Trump mocking himself for the way he walked down a ramp at West Point last weekend. He’s been talking about this for about 6 or 7 minutes now. pic.twitter.com/dsj0cDFxfY

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 21, 2020

He is now mimicking his walk and says he didn’t like the fact that he was “bent over” and says his opponents will use the image in ads. Trump says he looked “very handsome” while walking down the ramp and didn’t want to fall in front of the media.

At least 10 minutes, right? https://t.co/8CjJAC6W6q

— Alex Roarty (@Alex_Roarty) June 21, 2020

NYT’s Haberman having fun with this rally:

Elton John, who Trump has seen as his competitor in terms of crowd sizes, played to a sold out BOK center last year ⁦@jmartNYThttps://t.co/ezgyjs8dEV

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 21, 2020

8:32 PM: Trump now says: “Let’s open the schools, please.” He says “we gotta get them open” in the fall.

Now he says the unhinged left-wing mob is trying to desecrate history, tear down statues, and cancel and punish anyone who does not absolutely conform to their agenda. He talks about their “cruel campaign of censorship and exclusion” that tries to “demolish our  heritage.”

Protesters gather outside Pres. Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. https://t.co/X4KmKNhSXp pic.twitter.com/BoWRHglTsi

— ABC News (@ABC) June 21, 2020

He says the left also wants to defund the police. He says he first thought the left was only kidding but they aren’t if you look at what’s going on in Minneapolis. He talks about bad “hombres” breaking windows in Minneapolis. Trump says these people are “stone-cold crazy.”

The volunteers handing out hand sanitizer at today’s rally with President Trump were not wearing masks. pic.twitter.com/i13apiFfci

— Nicole Sganga (@NicoleSganga) June 21, 2020

Trump says vote for him “if you want to save our heritage” and says “you’re so lucky I’m your president.”

8:27 PM: Trump now mocking Seattle for allowing an autonomous zone. Trump says it’s probably better to just “watch that disaster” in liberal areas like Seattle instead of “straightening it out fast.” Trump says it’s better to “let it simmer” for a little bit to see what the “left-wing radicals” will do to the country. He talks about left-wing radicals rioting, looting, burning down buildings, and injuring police officers and thousands of people only to hear the fake news say “what a beautiful rally it was.”

Just interviewed Sheila Buck, who was arrested by Tulsa Police at the request of the Trump campaign. She’s a Catholic school art teacher who wanted to wear her “I can’t breathe” shirt to the rally to protest systemic racism & police abuses.

— Ziva Branstetter (@ZivaBranstetter) June 21, 2020

Trump says the fake news media never talk about “Covid” when tens of thousands of protesters march in cities and loot. He says the press never talks about “Covid-19” and “masks” and, desperately craving an applause line, Trump says it gets further and further away from China and the “Chinese virus.” Like a wrestler now competing for lower-tier titles, not getting his usual pop, and throwing every gimmick up against the wall to get the pop he once got.

8:26 PM: Trump says the protesters outside are “thugs” and not “wonderful” like “the Boston Tea Party.” Trump says the fake news media are trying to insist that the protesters are “peaceful.”

8;25 PM: Trump says if AOC is in charge of energy, it will make the “pandemic look like child’s play….”

8:20 PM: Trump says he never knew the D.C. swamp was so bad. He says it is “deep and thick” with bad characters.

He is now talking about fair trade deals and (after a few seconds) passing the largest tax cuts in the history of the country. He says Democrats “want to raise your taxes.” Now on to passing “more regulation cuts” than any administration in the country’s history.

Trump says Biden often gets the state wrong. Trump claims that hasn’t happened to him (left will troll him for days if there is tape of him slipping up even once now).

8:18 PM: Trump now talks about building up the U.S. military. He says everything is built in the U.S.A. He now talks about passing VA choice and thanks Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe (R).

8:15 PM: Trump says the “silent majority is stronger than ever before.” He says: “Five months from now, we are going to defeat Sleepy Joe Biden.” Trump says Republicans are the “party of law and order.”

WATCH: Trump arrives in the @BOKCenter to speak at his first campaign rally since March #TrumpTulsaRally pic.twitter.com/Y0E6BUIPTq

— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) June 21, 2020

Trump talks up his “all-time record” of confirming conservative federal judges. He also talks about his “two great Supreme Court Justices.”

“We could get a few more,” Trump adds.

He says Biden gets a “pass” from the media.

8:10 PM: Trump takes the stage.

“We begin our campaign,” Trump says. “You are warriors. Thank you. We had some very bad people outside… They were doing bad things.”

Trump says he appreciates the crowd.

Trump says Oklahoma’s elected officials have told him he is doing very well in the state. He seems genuinely thrilled by his good numbers in Oklahoma.

8:05 PM: Trump expected to take the stage soon.

A whole lot of empty seats. Certainly not since he’s been president has there been one this empty by the time the VP took the stage. Don’t remember any this empty in the campaign either. https://t.co/J5YQkW3Dyc

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 20, 2020

7:50 PM: Pence mentions that Planned Parenthood endorsed Biden. He says he could not be prouder to stand with a president who stands for life. Pence talks about all 50 states “re-opening” and says, “the transition to greatness has begun.”

Vice President Pence praised Trump for deploying the National Guard, saying he “quelled the violence” during nationwide protests against police brutality.

Pence then said “we’re not going to defund the police, not now, not ever” #TrumpTulsaRally pic.twitter.com/aXwUa6mBQS

— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) June 20, 2020

7:46 PM: Pence says what happened to George Floyd shocked the country and justice will be served. He says there is no excuse for what happened to George Floyd. But he says there is also no excuse for the rioting, looting, and violence that followed. He said Biden issued a statement and Trump sent in the National Guard. Pence says we are not going to defund the police–“not now, not ever.”

“One thing we’re not going to do. We’re not going to defund the police,” @Mike_Pence says. “Not now, not ever.”

Says that “when it comes to rule of law, Joe Biden is making plans to appoint activist judges who will legislate from the bench.”

— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 20, 2020

7:38: PM: Pence now on stage to warm up the crowd. The vice president talks about setting the stage for the “great American comeback” before getting into his standard introductory remarks. He says a movement was born four years ago and the movement looks like it’s doing fine tonight. Crowd chants “Sleepy Joe” after Pence mentions Biden, who he says wants to “raise taxes.” Pence says Biden wants to go back to “economic surrender” and “will cost America jobs.”

LIVE | President Trump is arriving at the BOK Center. https://t.co/8kBIMvFzXL

— Tulsa’s Channel 8 (@KTULNews) June 20, 2020

Trump’s haters just trolling the campaign:

We had more people at our BIG3 game in 2017… https://t.co/oOI20nnBmW

— Ice Cube (@icecube) June 20, 2020

Tour of empty seats. #TrumpRally pic.twitter.com/UNPDHl43kG

— Stephen Rodrick (@stephenrodrick) June 20, 2020

7:35 PM:

Protesters gather outside the BOK Center, the venue of President Trump’s Tulsa rally. pic.twitter.com/mMAihhjES5

— The Hill (@thehill) June 20, 2020

It is by no means a small crowd here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where President Donald Trump is rallying supporters tonight. But the campaign had hyped a packed arena with overflow space that would span blocks outdoors— it is not, by any means, that. pic.twitter.com/ZbgFBciPry

— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) June 20, 2020

Crowd’s been moved behind the fence as the machinery comes to break down the overflow speech stage. The rally programming is on a break before Trump et al arrive. pic.twitter.com/QBdV8EHhuO

— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 20, 2020

7:30 PM: Trump arrives in Oklahoma.

President Trump has arrived.

Updates on his rally coming up at the BOK Center: https://t.co/VyNtDVBTSw pic.twitter.com/ybuTrQTWyk

— Tulsa’s Channel 8 (@KTULNews) June 20, 2020

Pres Trump steps off Air Force One on arrival in Tulsa for his campaign rally. It’s his first visit as president to Oklahoma. pic.twitter.com/ljyEjQQpqL

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 20, 2020

Pres offers press a fist pump as he arrived in Tulsa. In 2016, Trump won Oklahoma by his 3rd biggest margin: 65.3-28.9%, The latest poll in the state shows his margin on the decline, thought he still leads Biden 55-36%. By my tally, his rally is his 85th since taking office. pic.twitter.com/IXkTpaBVu4

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 20, 2020

Welcome to Tulsa Mr. Vice President @Mike_Pence! It’s a tremendous honor to have you in Oklahoma. pic.twitter.com/j6okO9wymR

— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) June 20, 2020

The dignitaries are out on the tarmac now for Trump’s arrival. Sen. Lankford, Sen. Inhofe, Lt Gov Pinnell, Mayor Bynum, Police Chief Franklin pic.twitter.com/pjS4bVffhb

— JonesingToWrite (@JonesingToWrite) June 20, 2020

7:05 PM: Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will not be speaking outside before the rally because apparently there were just a few people in the “overflow” area. Not scheduling the event at Skelly Field (or in Norman… or in Stillwater) could have been a tell.

Trump was scheduled to address the overflow “crowd,” but it looks like the campaign is leaning toward canceling it for fear of angering him if there aren’t as many people outside as expected. https://t.co/Ebw8OGKzZz

— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 20, 2020

#BREAKING: @POTUS’ campaign team tells me President Trump will no longer be making an outside appearance on the overflow stage outside the BOK Center.

When we asked her for an explanation … all she could say was “the outdoor programming is now over” @kfor #TulsaRally pic.twitter.com/gBoy2oBTgd

— Peyton Yager (@peytonyager) June 20, 2020

People who signed up for Tulsa Rally are getting texts from the campaign right now: “The Great American Comeback Celebration’s almost here! Doors are OPEN at the BOK Center. Pres. Trump can’t wait.”

“There’s still space!”

— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) June 20, 2020

The “overflow” outside. #Trump cancels planned “address” to those outside pic.twitter.com/4kvXREvSM1

— Michael Holmes (@holmescnn) June 20, 2020

.@ryanobles confirms that President Trump and VP Pence will no longer speak at the “Outdoor Experience.” As of right now there are only a few dozen people there. https://t.co/CD6oQPypTG

— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) June 20, 2020

Air Force one just flew low over the BOK Center a few minutes ago. The (few) people who are out here cheered. pic.twitter.com/7zHVREl28W

— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) June 20, 2020

NEW: The Trump campaign is blaming tonight’s turnout which has fallen well short of their expectations to protestors “interfering with supporters” attempting to gain access to the Trump events.
FULL STATEMENT from @TimMurtaugh pic.twitter.com/Dm6TuI06da

— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) June 20, 2020

Four #Oklahoma congressmen on-board Air Force One, heading to #TrumpRally in Tulsa with POTUS @OKCFOX https://t.co/L2CXJJwl4Y

— Dan Snyder (@DanSnyderFOX25) June 20, 2020

WATCH: Thousands of people gather in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma ahead of Trump’s first rally since #Covid19 lockdowns began in March pic.twitter.com/9ZHsLuWtGP

— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) June 20, 2020

Trump rally Tulsa … pic.twitter.com/irDDlYk97y

— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) June 20, 2020

LIVE | Vice President Pence is landing in Tulsa. https://t.co/nqMlXMGE18

— Tulsa’s Channel 8 (@KTULNews) June 20, 2020

LIVE | Here’s a live look inside the BOK Center as people prepare for President Trump’s rally tonight. https://t.co/kqnzE5zpR0

— Tulsa’s Channel 8 (@KTULNews) June 20, 2020

The front of the line to get into the Trump Tulsa rally at 7pm CT.

It’s not yet 8am. @NBCNews @MSNBC pic.twitter.com/CStWe2QaUq

— Morgan Radford (@MorganRadford) June 20, 2020

LIVE LOOK: Here is a live look at the BOK Center as supporters gather ahead of Pres. Trump’s tonight.

MORE: https://t.co/TmpJh8SWkq https://t.co/A2EMl1ROul

— Tulsa’s Channel 8 (@KTULNews) June 20, 2020

#TrumpRallyTulsa Updated gallery now at https://t.co/cSdAsdcvdr pic.twitter.com/mzJ4jBZHYR

— Mike Simons (@mikesimonsphoto) June 19, 2020

Trump supporters line up outside an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the president will hold his first campaign rally in months this weekend despite warnings from health officials about rising number of COVID cases. https://t.co/KcXqrFIr1N pic.twitter.com/5nzinEX72b

— ABC News (@ABC) June 20, 2020

More excited Trump supporters are continuing to gather outside of one of the rally check-in entry points in downtown Tulsa. pic.twitter.com/jzGPHHtrLa

— Dane Hawkins (@DaneHawkinsTV) June 20, 2020

We are at the Media Check-in waiting to get in to cover today’s presidential rally. I will be stationed outside the BOK for the Team Trump on Tour Outdoor Experience. We will be live on Tulsa’s Channel 8 and FB @KTULNews pic.twitter.com/7IcmZ6qzzP

— Ethan Hutchins (@ehutchinsnews) June 20, 2020

The doors are now open at the BOK Center!https://t.co/xK2UpGK5mE pic.twitter.com/IRrs0zW1Kt

— KOKH FOX 25 (@OKCFOX) June 20, 2020

A crowd of people are waiting to get inside the BOK Center for the president’s rally tonight. @OKCFOX #TrumpTulsaRally pic.twitter.com/03kS8oX4Na

— Erika Stanish (@Erika_Stanish) June 20, 2020

#BlackLivesMatter protesters and Trump supporters arguing outside the area designated for the rally here in Tulsa. @kfor #TulsaTrumpRally pic.twitter.com/b2XLNRCSSB

— Cassandra Sweetman (@CassandraOnTV) June 20, 2020

“Somebody has to do this.”

A peaceful protester is arrested outside the location President Trump’s rally will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/Nj23OgyOvX

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 20, 2020

A protester has been physically removed from the Trump campaign Rally waiting area pic.twitter.com/2JNmDZviG3

— Dane Hawkins (@DaneHawkinsTV) June 20, 2020

A small number of protesters are working the line as supporters of President Donald Trump enter the safety barricade for his rally on #tulsa #TrumpRallyTulsa @tulsaworld https://t.co/990ueGd8EC pic.twitter.com/LOlgLrx6JV

— Mike Simons (@mikesimonsphoto) June 20, 2020

NEWS: Six staffers working on the Trump Tulsa rally have tested positive for coronavirus.

A campaign statement says “quarantine procedures were immediately implemented. No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today’s rally.”

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) June 20, 2020

Oklahoma emergency room Dr. Samantha White says it’s a “terrible idea” to hold the planned Trump rally in Tulsa because coronavirus cases “are up over 100% over the past week.” https://t.co/iryqOYbimD

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 20, 2020

Some Trump campaign staffers have been on the ground for about a week in Tulsa & the majority have not been wearing masks, we’re told. They’ve also been out & about, eating in local restaurants. Oklahoma is in Phase 3 but Tulsa County has seen a big spike. https://t.co/m1IxzjdsbF

— Monica Alba (@albamonica) June 20, 2020

“If Trump felt comfortable having it here, then I’m comfortable,” said one supporter of the president.

Another said, of the coronavirus risk: “If today is the day I die, today is the day I die.” https://t.co/RxiJnPRu7t

— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) June 20, 2020

Trump rallygoer sans mask: “We had a friend who died from Covid, and his son was on a ventilator, he almost died. So we know it’s real, but then at the same time you don’t know what the facts are, you feel like maybe one side plays it one way and the other side plays it another.” pic.twitter.com/WGoKD1ihaW

— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇷🏳️‍🌈 (@aravosis) June 20, 2020

“I’m not wearing a mask, I haven’t yet. I’m not going to start today.”@BreakingChesky interviews people attending President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where rally-goers are given masks, but wearing them is not required. pic.twitter.com/vcQtlxnuty

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 20, 2020

Many attendees waiting for Trump’s rally in Tulsa are not wearing masks or social distancing, CNN’s @martinsavidge reports. Most tell him they are not concerned about the risk of contracting coronavirus. https://t.co/CwqUwBysJd pic.twitter.com/k3lAksjENu

— CNN (@CNN) June 20, 2020

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