Trump's First Rally Since Lockdown Sees 300,000 People Apply For Tickets
President's MAGA rally sees huge uptick in applications
President Donald Trump's first scheduled rally since the coronavirus lockdown measures has seen around 300,000 people apply for tickets.
Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted the figure for the event at the 19,000-seat BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla.
"Trump #MAGA Rally in Tulsa is hottest ticket ever!" he posted.
"Over 200K tickets already & it’s not even political season."
"Looking at a 2nd event in town to get more people to be w/ @realDonaldTrump Gonna be GREAT in the most open state in nation! Register."
Parscale later tweeted to note an uptick in applications.
Correction now 300,000! Going to be epic! https://t.co/36wBjA7duT— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 12, 2020
The rally will be Trump's first in weeks, which has recently been rescheduled for June 20.
The disclaimer reads:
"By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury."
Meanwhile, Democrats have blasted Trump for his decision to restart his campaign rallies, saying the events could spread the coronavirus.
Hillary Clinton reacted to the Trump's scheduled rally:
"If your rallies come with a liability waiver, you shouldn’t be holding them."
U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla said:
"The president’s plan to hold mass rallies in Florida and elsewhere as we experience a resurgence in COVID cases is irresponsible and selfish."
But Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Trump's visit confirms the state is a "national example in responsibly and safely reopening."