Trump returns to the campaign trail with rally in Tulsa

Trump returns to the marketing campaign trail with rally in Tulsa

President Donald Trump arrives at his marketing campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, June 20.

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Current 0231 GMT (1031 HKT) June 21, 2020

President Donald Trump comes at his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, June 20.

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President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail on Saturday, holding his first rally since the coronavirus pandemic began.

The rally was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the BOK Heart. The indoor location created fears about the likely spread of coronavirus. Attendees had been not essential to dress in masks or retain social distancing, while the campaign stated it prepared to do temperature checks and present hand sanitizer and masks.

Tulsa was in the beginning preferred as the rally web-site simply because Oklahoma, a deep-purple condition that has extended voted Republican, appeared to have a lessen incidence of coronavirus scenarios. But Tulsa set a new everyday record this week for conditions, and Tulsa County described a new history of day-to-day bacterial infections on Saturday. Meanwhile, six campaign staffers performing on the rally have analyzed optimistic, the campaign confirmed.

Saturday’s rally came as protests are using location across the country in excess of racism and law enforcement brutality. It was initially scheduled for Friday, but it was moved to Saturday mainly because Friday was Juneteenth — the day commemorating the conclude of slavery in the United States.