President Trump Planning To Hold Tulsa Rally


Wednesday, June 10th 2020, 3:59 pm
By: Robert McCarty, Erick Payne


TULSA, Okla. -

According to a CBS White House correspondent, President Trump is planning to hold a rally in Tulsa next week.

CBS White House Correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted Wednesday that the president was planning to hold his first rally since postponement in Tulsa. He also said President Trump is still planning to deliver a commencement address at West Point soon as well.

Knoller said the date of the rally is expected to be June 19.

The Tulsa Police Department said though they don't have details at this time, they advise that this will cause traffic, road closures, and possibly flight delays.

Governor Kevin Stitt released the following statement regarding the visit:

"We are honored President Trump accepted our invitation to our great state. The President is making Oklahoma his first campaign stop since March 2, and his visit here confirms Oklahoma is the national example in responsibly and safely reopening. I am excited to welcome President Trump to Tulsa next week and for Oklahomans to show the world how we are a Top 10 state."

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum also said the following:

“My office is working to confirm details about the venue and visit. Tulsans have managed one of the first successful reopenings in the nation, so we can only guess that may be the reason President Trump selected Tulsa as a rally site. The City of Tulsa continues to follow the State of Oklahoma’s OURS plan on COVID-19 response as it relates to events, which encourages the organizer to have enhanced hygiene considerations for attendees.“

President Trump's rally would be taking place during Tulsa's Juneteenth celebration, which is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. There are already events set to take place downtown.

Many businesses and organizations will still practicing CDC guidelines as well since the coronavirus pandemic is still on-going.