Outside Trump's Tulsa rally site, few face masks and no social distancing
Category: News & PoliticsVia: krishna • 3 weeks ago • 403 comments
By: Lauren Egan
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A supporter of US President Donald Trump takes a selfie near the BOK Center on June 19, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. - Trump will hold his first rally since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic on June 20,2020. (Photo by SETH HERALD / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
I n conversations with dozens of Trump supporters lined up outside a convention center in downtown Tulsa to attend the president’s campaign rally on Saturday, many said they were not worried about contracting the illness and did not plan to follow strict precautions during the event. Many Trump supporters also cast doubt on the severity of the outbreak and said that, regardless, they had a right to choose to put themselves.
"This is a free country and I can do what I want. If I want to wear a mask, I wear a mask. If I don’t, I don't. If I get sick, I get sick. That's my choice," Tom continued, adding that he thought the number of coronavirus deaths was being "padded."
Sheri agreed: "Some of these numbers aren't real."