President Trump surprised a lot of people by actually changing his mind on something due to advice and criticism from others. Trump originally planned a MAGA re-election rally for June 19th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He claimed that 200,000 people want to attend. Campaign Manager, Brad Parscale has even suggested that as many as 300, 000 would like to attend.
The reason Trump received originally criticism was because of the date and place chosen. June 19th is also known as “Juneteenth” which is the date in 1865 when enslaved blacks finally found out that they had been set free two years earlier. The other issue for many was the rally’s chosen location… Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa was the site of the horrific Black Wall Street Massacre where over 300 black people were murdered by a white mob. Many voiced their concerns over the rally’s timing and it looks like Trump has listened. The President announced while in New Jersey that the rally had been pushed back a day out of respect for Juneteenth. He announced the change via a tweet explaining the decision.
Some users on Twitter were quick to make sure Trump would have a “sell-out” and it wasn’t long before tickets to the Tulsa rally became one of the most requested seats in the State. But just who is requesting the tickets? This announcement seems to have sparked an idea for some Twitter users when one popular account suggested that followers request ALL the tickets so that Trump ends up talking to an empty arena.
I'm backing THIS!
Everyone on board! pic.twitter.com/OIPh3drnuS
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) June 13, 2020
Aside from the obvious prank, there is a less subtle note if one does register to attend…a COVID-19 disclosure. It appears that although the Trump campaign has made it clear that they want no one wearing masks at the event, they are certainly concerned about the potential for lawsuits. Here is what the disclosure says:
“By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. 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.”
No one knows for certain just how many people will indeed show up. Trump has made it clear that he does NOT want people wearing masks at the Tulsa rally. This leaves two possible outcomes. A packed arena, filled with Trump supporters, and very few social distancers, or…
an empty arena. Stay tuned.
By the way…YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR TICKETS!
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Travis Earle is a veteran of the United States Navy and a resident of Memphis, Tennessee. He serves as a politics writer for Hill Reporter. Travis@HillReporter.com