Trump's Next Rally Will Be Held Outside

Campaign announces July 11 event in New Hampshire
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2020 2:33 AM CDT
Trump's Next Rally Will Be Outdoors
President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak at a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

After President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Okla., drew criticism for ignoring coronavirus precautions, his next one will be held outdoors, AFP reports. Trump will hold the "Make America Great Again" event Saturday in Portsmouth, NH, the AP reports. The campaign says "there will be ample access to hand sanitizer and all attendees will be provided a face mask that they are strongly encouraged to wear," in stark contrast to the Tulsa rally, which saw few attendees wearing facial coverings. Similarly, few who attended his Fourth of July speech at Mount Rushmore had their faces covered.

"We need to understand it’s a new world in terms of there are many people who support the president ... who are not going to another rally,” Kellyanne Conway said last week. “It’s high risk, low reward for them, because they already support him." She acknowledged the campaign may need to pivot to more outdoor events, which are seen as less risky than large gatherings held indoors. Several staffers and Secret Service agents tested positive for coronavirus following the Tulsa rally, and Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tested positive just before the Mount Rushmore event. (More President Trump 2020 stories.)

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