Supporters Camp Out In Anticipation Of President Trump’s Rally

Wednesday, June 17th 2020, 6:16 pm
By: Cal Day

President Trump’s arrival into Tulsa is still three days away, but the line to be one of the first inside the BOK Center only continues to grow.

Trump supporters are camping out and have set up tents, cots and ice chests. The line is based on a numbering system; if someone shows up, they are given their number when they get in the line.

Rich Cordero, from Brookings, Oregon, traveled over 40 hours and 2,100 miles to be the first in line.

“We had been waiting so our car was packed and we took off,” said Cordero. “It’s just a matter of trying to figure out a way to help anybody that’s in line. It could be a soda pop, a package of cigarettes or whatever.”

Tim Young’s commute was not as far. He is a veteran from Coweta waiting in line.

“I brought my backpack and a little small tent, a sleeping bag and myself,” said Young.

Stephen Corley left his home in Broken Arrow to camp out. This is his first chance to see a sitting President in person.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m 19 so this will be my first year to vote for president, so I’m really stoked,” said Corley.

Supporters who choose not to camp out are dropping off supplies like food and water for the campers and honking their horns when they drive by.