The rally is scheduled for June 19 at the 19,000-seat Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa.
The campaign rally will be Trump’s first since March 2 in North Carolina, just before the coronavirus pandemic triggered the foreclosure of businesses and social events in the United States.
A rally registration form states: “By clicking on register below, you acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. ”
“By participating in the Rally, you and all guests voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump as President, Inc.”, as well as the rally site or organizers “, responsible for any illness or injury. ”
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday that even if she does not have specific information about the health precautions for the event, “we will make sure everyone who goes there is safe “
Trump’s campaign had already caused controversy for choosing Tulsa and this particular date of the rally.
Tulsa was the site of the Greenwood massacre in 1921, in which around 300 black people were killed by a white crowd that also burned the area known as “Black Wall Street”.
June 19 is also known as Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
“The African American community is very close and dear to their hearts,” McEnany said of Trump Thursday. “At these rallies, he often shares the great work he has done for minority communities. ”
“” He’s working to rectify the injustices, “” added McEnany.
“So it’s a meaningful day for him, and it’s a day where he wants to share some of the progress that has been made as we look to the future and more that needs to be done. ”
But Senator Kamala Harris of California, who is black and considered one of the main candidates for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination, tweeted that Trump’s selection of Tulsa on Juneteenth for his rally “is not only a nod to the white supremacists – he gives them a welcome home. ”
The number of Trump polls of alleged Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden dropped during the coronavirus epidemic and in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
Floyd’s death on Remembrance Day at the hands of the police has led to weeks of nationwide protests and calls for police reform, as well as the removal of the Confederation of Public Places symbols.
Trump defeated Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.