Tulsa, Oklahoma is ready to Keep America Great!
NBC News reports that supporters are already camping out for President Trump’s campaign rally scheduled for Saturday at the BOK Center:
Supporters of President Donald Trump amassed outside the arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Thursday, two days before he is scheduled to hold a campaign rally expected to draw at least 100,000 people.
“We want to show our support,” Robin Stites, who’s been camped out since Monday, told The Oklahoman newspaper. “We feel like President Trump and his family have dedicated their lives to helping our country. Sacrificing a week of our lives is nothing for what Trump has done for us.”
Here are some of the residents of MAGA country lined up in anticipation of the event:
Axioswas able to provide a little more detail into the festivities planned and the precautions being designed to minimalize the spead of Covid-19:
President Trump's campaign plans to turn this weekend's Tulsa rally into a massive pro-Trump festival complete with musical acts, and it's flying in high-profile backers and camera crews to show the world the fervency of his supporters.
Details: Organizers are leasing a jet to fly in surrogates the night before and multiple film crews are being brought in to record the event, people familiar with the plans tell Axios. Watch for these scenes to be quickly converted into TV ads.
Why it matters: The June 20 "Great American Comeback" event is partly a kickoff for a comeback tour amid the coronavirus pandemic. It's also a giant commercial for Trump's re-election campaign, an answer to protests outside the White House and a trial run for Republican National Convention events in Jacksonville this August.
- Temperature checks are being planned on site and masks and hand sanitizer were to be handed out, according to people familiar with the planning.
- The Trump campaign says 1 million people have signed up — a data grab for the campaign — and of those, tens of thousands are expected to attend.
- The Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Center, where the indoor event will be held, holds 19,000 people, and the area next to it where the second stage will be set up can hold tens of thousands more.
The big picture: While Trump is scheduled to speak inside the BOK Center, additional staging is to be set up outside for other speakers and performers.
- These speakers, performers and surrogates will appear both inside and outside the arena, and Trump plans to speak at both the indoor and outdoor stages, according to a source with direct knowledge of the plans.
- The Trump campaign announced that more than 50 campaign surrogates plan to attend the Oklahoma rally, including at least a dozen Republican House members and Sens. Jim Inhofe, James Lankford and Tom Cotton.
- The event will be expensive. But the campaign says it raised $14 million on Sunday by promoting the Tulsa rally as well as the president's birthday.
And people are coming from all over the country according to local 102.3 KRMG in Tulsa:
If you're hoping to get a seat at President Trump's Tulsa rally, you won't be able to outcompete Jonathan Munafo.
Not only did he come to Tulsa all the way from Massachusetts, but he's already been camped out in front of the BOK Center for the past THREE DAYS.
And the president seems just as amped up as his supporters for the historic occasion:
In typical fashion many on the left are howling like banschees over the planned rally.
Covid. Racism. Hitler. Something like that.
Yes, Chelsea. This is the best alternative to licking door knobs, or say...burning down your neighborhood grocery store?
Riots are probably fine with you of course. The heat from the arson probably kills the virus on the spot.
President Trump's rally represents a return to freedom in America after months of citizens being locked away safe from an "invisible enemy."
That enemy was defeated when Mineapolis was set in flames...or Atlanta...or The Big Apple. And when tent cities sprang up in Seattle.
Or so it seems.
I say, enjoy your rally, Tulsa.