Istvan Miskolczy | Tue, 23 Jun 2020
US President Donald Trump held his first presidential election campaign rally since March on the 20th of June in Tulsa. The second-largest city in Oklahoma State has witnessed an event attended by less than 10.000 people with the Trump administration originally expecting at least twice this much.
Many seats were seen empty, presumably because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which still has more than 2000 active cases in the state. Coronavirus – and its 1.260.000 active cases in total in the US – was also the reason behind Trump’s decision to halt all campaign activity in the last three months. Nevertheless, the rally of Tulsa was eventually held and began with Trump calling all those present “tremendous” and “warriors” while also making some comments on fake news and democrats. “Five months from now we are going to defeat sleepy Joe Biden.” He is a “trojan horse for socialism” – Trump said. “We are going to stop the radical left, we are going to build a future of safety and opportunity for Americans of every race, colour, religion and creed” – the president added.
In regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, the President claimed that he asked his people to “slow the testing down please”. In his opinion “when you do testing to that extent, you are going to find more people, you are going to find more cases.” This comes after the US is still the world's worst-affected country by COVID-19.
Trump also promised 2 trillion dollars to be used to rebuild the strengths of US military as well as around 300 federal judges to be appointed by the end of his term.
As always, his closing statement was his worldwide-famous pledge to “make America great again”.