After Pence Lies About Flattened Curve, OK Governor Says He’s Trying to Find Larger Venue for Trump Event
Despite all the issues he is currently facing, Donald Trump has not forgotten that he is in an election year. And for the President, campaign season means plenty of rallies. Trump is willing to hold these rallies despite numerous warnings that they could be dangerous to his supporters.
The first of Trump’s events will be held in Oklahoma, which, at the moment, is not considered a swing state. The venue where Saturday’s rally will be held only holds 19,000 people. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt says he wants to work with the White House to find a spot that could accommodate many more.
In defiance of calls to cancel his Tulsa event, Trump tweeted on Monday morning, “Almost One Million people request tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma!”
Almost One Million people request tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2020
Stitt was asked about this rising number on Monday. He told reporters, “We’re excited we’re being recognized as one of the first states to safely and measurably reopen. I’m looking for a potential other venue that maybe we could move it outside. It’s still kind of in the works.”
The Oklahoma governor further explained, “We need to continue to be vigilant and continue to take precautions, but we also have to learn how to deal with COVID, because it’s in the United States, it’s in Oklahoma, and we can’t let it dictate our lives.”
During today’s White House roundtable, Mike Pence discussed Oklahoma’s current COVID-19 caseload. The Vice President lied, “In a very real sense, they’ve flattened the curve.”
Pence says Oklahoma has flattened the curve pic.twitter.com/LvhkV51vca
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 15, 2020
This past Saturday, the state reported 225 new cases, the highest total since the pandemic began.