Irrespective of media opposition to the very idea, there has been a surge of interest in President Donald Trump’s upcoming rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the first such event since the coronavirus pandemic halted large gatherings back in mid-March.
According to the Washington Examiner, the Trump campaign indicated that several hundred thousand supporters registered for tickets to the event soon after it was announced, and that number has reportedly skyrocketed in the days since.
Interest in rally surges
The rally was initially set for Friday, June 19, but it was eventually shifted to the next day out of respect for the Juneteenth celebration of the end of slavery in America, according to The New York Times.
When it was announced by President Trump on June 12 that the rally had been moved to June 20, he noted that 200,000 people had already signed up to receive tickets, though the event venue can only hold roughly 20,000 attendees.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted at that time, “Trump #MAGA Rally in Tulsa is hottest ticket ever! Over 200K tickets already & it’s not even political season. Looking at a 2nd event in town to get more people to be w/@realDonaldTrump. Gonna be GREAT in the most open state in nation!”
Later that same day, Parscale issued a “correction” and pointed out that the number of ticket registrations had reached 300,000.
Just two days later, on June 14, Parscale upped that figure once again and said in a tweet that the campaign “Just passed 800,000 tickets. Biggest data haul and rally signup of all time by 10x. Saturday is going to be amazing!”
Surpassing a million
On Monday, the campaign manager provided another update that was simply staggering to behold, as he revealed that more than one million people had registered so far for tickets to Trump’s Tulsa event.
Undoubtedly in response to the critics who have raised concerns about the risks of coronavirus spreading among large crowds, Parscale also revealed in his tweet that all attendees at the rally will have their temperature screened and will receive a free bottle of hand sanitizer and a face mask for safety purposes.
With regard to potential dangers posed by COVID-19, the Examiner noted that those who register for tickets to the rally must sign a waiver that precludes them from suing or otherwise seeking to hold the campaign responsible if they should happen to contract the virus while in attendance.
The level of excitement surrounding this rally is encouraging news indeed.
It just goes to show that, despite media claims that President Trump is rapidly losing support among the American people, his voter base has in fact grown bigger and stronger and is highly enthusiastic in advance of the November election.