WASHINGTON – The re-election campaign of president Donald Trump won’t say what precautions he will apply to his gathering of Tulsa, Oklahoma, next week, after that the supporters who sign up to accept not to hold the campaign responsible if they get in the coronavirus.
The leaders of the election campaign, Trump refused to comment to NBC News on Saturday, one week before the first election rally of the president since the beginning of march, on the possible guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control that they planned to apply to Tulsa.
The event, which was originally scheduled for Friday, June 19 or June, which is the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, could attract more than 19 000 people within the site, and perhaps thousands of others outside.
The event would fall in the category of “higher-risk”, according to the new guidelines from the CDC published on Friday, which characterize them as “large gatherings in person, where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet and the participants travel from outside the local area. ”
The campaign director of Trump, Brad Parscale, has suggested that he planned to add a second event to meet the more than 200 000 to 300 000 applications for registration of the participants they claim to have received for the gathering.
There are usually a lot less participants in the rallies Trump that the figures announced by Parscale, but enough to be considered as a high risk.
The new directive from the CDC also indicates clearly that “the cover-faces and fabric are strongly encouraged in contexts where individuals can raise the voice (for example, to shout, to sing, sing)” – any behavior typical of a political rally.
The campaign has not said if it would take temperatures, would encourage facial masks or blocks the place of a socially remote.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the largest infectious disease specialist in the country, has described the participation in political rallies as “risky”.
“The best way to avoid contracting or transmitting an infection is to avoid crowded places, wear a mask whenever you are outside and if you can do both, prevent the congregation of people and do the mask, it’s great,” said Fauci. on a recent podcast ABC News.
The form of online invitation to the gathering asks people to waive their right to sue if they become ill.
“By clicking register below, you acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to the COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By participating in the Rally, you and all guests agree to assume voluntarily all risks related to exposure to the COVID-19, and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., “the site of the rally or the organizers responsible for any injury or illness,” says the form.
In a rare reversal of the president, Trump has tweeted that it would shift its rally in Tulsa on Saturday, 20 June, having been heavily criticized for being insensitive and disrespectful to have organized a political event on a day of significant importance to Black americans, especially in light of the recent events after the death of George Floyd. The city is also the site of the massacre of the race in Tulsa in 1921, one of the worst outbreaks of racist violence in american history.