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Tulsa rally attendance lower than expected; Trump mocks protestors, Coronavirus and Biden
Donald J. Trump holding a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, on May 8, 2019
Donald J. Trump holding a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, on May 8, 2019 Credit: Office of the President of the United States/Donald J. Trump / Public domain

Trump's first re-election campaign rally since March had lower attendance than expected. At least one-third of the BOK center in Tulsa remained empty and the outdoor venue saw so little people that Trump and Pence cancelled their appearance there.

At the rally, Trump touched on several topics. He falsely claimed protestors outside the BOK center were violent, saying "we had a bunch of maniacs come and sort of attack our city", but coverage showed hardly any interaction with Trump supporters and protestors.

Trump went on to describe Biden as a "helpless puppet of the radical left" and a "puppet for China". He further stated that he plans to "slow down testing" for Covid-19, which he referred to as "kung flu" and "China virus".

Regional News • Americas • United States
Attendees of Trump rallies have to sign waiver, can't sue if infected with Covid-19
Trump MAGA rally in Greenville, 2019
Trump MAGA rally in Greenville, 2019 Credit: Donald Trump / Public domain

Attendees of future Trump rallies have to register before the event and must agree to a disclaimer that they are aware of the "inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present" and that they can't hold the Trump campaign liable in case they are infected with Covid-19.

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."