Associated Press reporting on President’s Tulsa rally
The Associated Press - June 21, 2020 9:44 am
TULSA, Okla. — The President has returned to the rally stage Saturday night only to find the venue about two-thirds full, a surprising and undoubtedly disappointing turn of events for a politician who values crowd size.
The President launched his first rally in 110 days amid the coronavirus pandemic. Empty seats could be seen throughout the upper deck as the President seemingly blamed protesters, saying “we had some very bad people outside that were doing bad things.” The lower deck was full, except for an area behind the television cameras where the view of the stage was blocked.
The vast majority of those in attendance bucked the guidance of health care experts and did not wear a mask, following the lead of a President who has insisted on not wearing a mask in public.
The President applauded those in attendance as warriors. His campaign had planned for him to also speak at an outdoor venue before going inside the arena, but that event was canceled.