There's Not A Mask In Sight In Tulsa Trump Rally Crowd

There’s Not A Mask In Sight In Tulsa Trump Rally Crowd

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Tulsa
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Trump said people can choose to wear a mask or not

President Trump is holding his campaign rally today in Tulsa, and as pictures emerge from the crowds gathering, one thing is abundantly clear: They missed the memo about wearing masks to protect themselves (and all the others they come in contact with following this rally) against coronavirus.

The indoor facility, which holds 19,000 people, is one health experts have warned him against since he began planning the rally — his first since the coronavirus outbreak. Trump refused to listen and now thousands have descended on the city, concerning many about the spread of the virus post-rally. Another 40,000 to 60,000 people are expected outside the rally.

As the number of cases sharply rose in the state, Bruce Dart, executive director of the Tulsa Health Department, told CNN‘s Don Lemon that “we’re coming up on a perfect storm of disease transmission, and frankly, it’s a perfect storm that Tulsa can’t afford.”

Dart also urged those in attendance to self-isolate for two weeks following the event. “We do know that there’s going to be people, probably, who are incubating or infected at this event,” he said.