Man, you can see this shit show coming together from space.
Courtesy of NYT:
President Trump will return to the campaign trail on June 19 with a rally in Tulsa, Okla., for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak forced most of the country into quarantine three months ago, a campaign official said Wednesday, as polls show former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. establishing a significant national lead over Mr. Trump and the president’s approval ratings plummeting.
Oklahoma, a deep-red state Mr. Trump won four years ago by 36 percentage points, began lifting restrictions on businesses on April 24 and moved into Phase 3 of its reopening on June 1, allowing summer camps to open and workplaces to return with full staffing levels.
Mr. Trump will return to the campaign trail on Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and celebrated as African-Americans’ Independence Day. After weeks of protests over the killing of George Floyd in police custody, protests and marches are already planned this year for the holiday in many states.
In 1921, Tulsa was the site of one of the country’s bloodiest outbreaks of racist violence, when white mobs attacked black citizens and businesses with guns and explosives dropped from airplanes.
The announcement of the date and location of Mr. Trump’s rally led to widespread condemnation from Democratic officials, many of them black.
Juneteenth? You know that has to be the date suggested by Stephen Miller just to piss off the black community even more.
But if you think that’s insensitive get a load of this:
The Trump campaign just sent out the announcement of its June 19 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma—the first rally since the pandemic began. The general admission site includes this warning: pic.twitter.com/Wo9NgnRLUj
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) June 11, 2020
Courtesy of USA Today:
Want tickets to President Donald Trump’s campaign rally next week in Oklahoma? Then you’ve got to agree you won’t sue him if you contract coronavirus.
The sign-up page for free tickets on the Trump campaign website comes with a liability waiver that says the campaign or other parties associated with the event next Friday at the BOK Center in Tulsa cannot be held liable for exposure to coronavirus.
“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,” the waiver says.
“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.”
That’s right, Trump is inviting his supporters to attend an indoor rally where social distancing and masks will be frowned upon, and he will have them sign a waiver so that when they get sick, which they invariably will, they cannot sue him or his campaign.
How these people cannot see that Trump simply sees them as pandemic cannon fodder is beyond me.