Campaign Says President Trump Will Address Outside Crowds At Tulsa Rally

Friday, June 19th 2020, 5:19 pm
By: Jonathan Cooper

TULSA, Okla. -

A large stage is now going up just feet away from the BOK Center ahead of President Trump's rally.

President Trump's campaign said because of expected overflow crowds, this area will have music, speeches and even host the president himself.

"In this one there was so much response, over a million ticket requests, that we decided that the BOK Center was just not big enough,” said Tim Murtaugh, Director of Communications for Trump-Pence 2020. “We had to have more so that's why we have the neighboring streets all blocked off. There's going to be two stages. The president is going to speak in both locations."

Murtaugh said the plan is to have Trump also address the crowd outside, for those who can't make it inside of the BOK Center.

"At every Trump rally there is always an overflow and there's a giant screen where people can watch the speech from outside, but I don't recall a time where the President actually in person spoke at both locations," said Murtaugh.

The rally comes as some Democratic leaders continue to slam the President and his campaign for holding the rally during the pandemic, as cases of COVID-19 rise in Oklahoma.

Murtaugh said they're taking precautions.

"We're concerned about the safety of the people who come to the rally absolutely, and that's why we're doing temperature checks for every single person who comes in,” said Murtaugh.

They're also handing out masks and hand sanitizer.

Murtaugh said he's not surprised they're getting pushback.

"If I were a Democrat, I wouldn't want the President doing rally's either because he's so effective at greeting the people," said Murtaugh.