After months of sagging polls and that whole annoying lockdown thingie and not being able to lie to large crowds of superfans, President Trump has decided: SCREW IT, HE’S GOING BACK ON THE ROAD! Starting next Friday, June 19, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump’s first pandemic rally at the 19,000-seat BOK Center is on. And if we were a betting blog, we’d wager not ONE person there will be wearing a protective face mask.
But even though he thinks the coronavirus is a hoax, and has decided to sort of… abandon… any Federal responsibility for it, the campaign has included a waiver for the upcoming event—that will presumably be used throughout the remainder of the campaign—that absolves the campaign of liability if an rally-goers happen to become ill there.
“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 disclaimer reads at the bottom of the ticket page on the Trump website. “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.”
So they know it’s real, they know it’s bad, they just don’t care.
It should also be noted that the day of Racist-In-Chief’s rally is June 19th aka Juneteenth, a holiday marking the end of slavery (learn more about it here). And that it’s being held in Tulsa is also a big FU, as it’s the site of one of the deadliest race riots in American history, back in 1921. Do you hear those Stephen Miller dog whistles anyone?