Trump is advertising to his supporters in states that are experiencing high Covid outbreaks, like Arizona, to get them to his Tulsa rally.
Here is the ad that Trump is running:
New Trump campaign Facebook ads running in multiple states around Oklahoma promoting Trump's rally this weekend:
Pence/Trump have said they picked Tulsa because of the low cases, but the campaign is urging supporters from outside the state to come with these ads pic.twitter.com/L270EavhQJ
— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) June 15, 2020
Tulsa public health officials are worried about the exact scenario that Trump and his campaign are creating. Trump isn’t requiring masks for attendees, or social distancing. The Trump campaign wants to cram tens of thousands of people into an arena close together during a pandemic, and they are advertising for their supporters in places where cases are spiking to come to the rally.
The President Of The United States is creating a public health disaster in an American city because he wants to pretend that the pandemic is over and it is safe to return to business as usual.
Trump is recruiting supporters from heavily infected states to come and spread the virus in Oklahoma. His actions aren’t just reckless and irresponsible. They are borderline criminal.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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