President Trump’s supporters are energized for his upcoming rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dozens lined up outside the BOK Center for days in advance, awaiting the president’s arrival.
“I’m very excited,” stated one attendee. “I’ve never been to one of the campaigns, one of the rallies, like this, so this is a really big thing for me.”
— Chanel Rion OAN (@ChanelRion) June 20, 2020
President Trump responded to their enthusiasm on Twitter by saying “big crowds and lines are already forming.”
Big crowds and lines already forming in Tulsa. My campaign hasn’t started yet. It starts on Saturday night in Oklahoma!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
This will be the president’s first rally since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, but his supporters aren’t fazed by the concerns over the virus.
“I think it’s all a hoax, to tell you the truth,” explained attendee Mark Kelleher. “If you look at all the numbers that have been produced, it’s all just fear porn going on.”
The Trump campaign recently announced health and safety measures to protect attendees. They will also conduct frequent cleaning and disinfecting throughout the event, especially on high touch areas.
“The Trump campaign will be providing masks for every person who is at the BOK Center, hand sanitizer, and they will be doing temperature checks on every single person who comes to the door,” stated Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman David McLain.
Before entering each guest will get:
There will be precautions for the heat and bottled water as well.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 15, 2020
The state’s governor previously relayed a message to those who are worried about attending the event.
“If you don’t feel comfortable, you need to stay at home. …I don’t think it’s right to criticize others for wanting to get out and wanting to go see the president. We’ve had a million requests, so we’re excited to have the president of the United States in Oklahoma.” – Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma
Despite these concerns, the president’s supporters are eager to see him.
“I really thought this was an important rally for me to go to,” explained supporter Blake Marnell. “It’s the ninth one I’ve been to, but after having been away from rallies for so long, I think that there’s going to be some very important themes the president is going to introduce here and I wanted to be here to support his message.”
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@bgutenschwager) June 20, 2020
According to the Trump campaign, more than 1 million people have requested tickets for the event. The president has called these numbers amazing and added it’s going to be a great time.
Author: OAN Newsroom