Hundreds of Donald Trump supporters have been seen queueing nearly 12 hours before the president is due to hold rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Footage shared by NBC reported Morgan Radford shows people for as far as the eye can see wearing MAGA hats in anticipation of the president’s first rally since the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the world.
According to Radford the footage was taken before 8 am, with the rally not due to start until at least 7pm.
Many were shocked to see the footage and noticed that there was a lack of social distancing and almost not a single face mask insight, which the president would be pleased to see, despite the White House advising that people cover their face.
Let's see, no one wearing a mask, it takes 15 minutes to transmit the virus, and there are 11 hours left until the rally… https://t.co/5TkE2d9d2M
— David Pakman (@dpakman) June 20, 2020
Shout out to all the #healthcareworkers, #EMTs, #FRONTLINE fighters, housekeeping , physical therapists, respiratory therapists & everyone else who will have to take care of those infected with #COVID19 bc of this irresponsible behavior. Hope I’m wrong. https://t.co/2V0TAglY6I
— Natalie Azar, MD (@DrNatalieTV) June 20, 2020
‘Twas the day of the rally
And all through the crowd
Not a face mask on any!
The Donald was proud.
The MAGAs had gathered
To scream and to cheer
What a shame that so many
Wouldn’t be there next year. https://t.co/AROgAAO8Fj
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 20, 2020
MNSBC just interviewed a Trump Tulsa attendee who said (and I paraphrase), “yeah, a friend of mine died from the virus, and his son was on a ventilator, but on the other hand, you don’t know who to believe, even friends of mine who are worried aren’t wearing their masks.” https://t.co/V6VqjxRMZn
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) June 20, 2020
Coronafest 2020 looks lit. https://t.co/WDZhwmdSV6
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) June 20, 2020
Plenty of time to cough on each other. https://t.co/N9KVjnwNKH
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 20, 2020
I see a grand total of one face mask. No social distancing.
After 33.5k new cases yesterday – the most since May 1 – we are seeing what will be new clusters. And Trump himself is the cause. https://t.co/V8HyGl3mva
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) June 20, 2020
Live footage of a Super Spreader event in Oklahoma.
Also there’s a virus going around. https://t.co/axVx32UWGS
— Marc Murphy (@MurphyCartoons) June 20, 2020
The virus is getting really happy at this gathering. If the virus could speak, it would say "In this United States place, it's party time." https://t.co/fWtNfxhVoH
— Shay Stewart Bouley (@blackgirlinmain) June 20, 2020
This is the disease of white supremacy actively spreading live before your eyes… coronavirus aside! https://t.co/PGOTffQy0K
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) June 20, 2020
Trump has been heavily criticised for holding the event in Tulsa, where cases of coronavirus have begun to rise in the last week, with cases beginning to increase to record highs despite Trump claiming that cases are “very low.” Local health officials had also advised Trump not to go ahead with the event, which will be hosted in a 40,000 capacity indoor arena.