President Donald Trump held his first campaign rally Saturday since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the United States.
The experience was one the Butler family will have a hard time forgetting.
“It was an experience of a lifetime,” rally attendee Keli Butler said.
Thousands packed the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa to see Trump speak.
“It was pretty awesome to see the President,” Butler said.
The Butler family camped outside the arena on Friday morning.
According to Tulsa’s Fire Marshal, 6,200 people attended the rally.
Considering Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale claimed hundreds of thousands of people showed interest in seeing Trump in Tulsa, the actual attendance figure was much lower than expected.
Even when it seemed scary at times, the Butlers believed they were well protected.
“The National Guard, police, and security were there, so we felt safe,” rally attendee Dan Butler said.
The President’s campaign said its digital streaming numbers claimed over four million people watched Trump’s speech in Tulsa.